The world’s most travel-friendly passports for 2022 have now been revealed. And, as soon as once more, Japan and Singapore have topped the record within the annual Henley & Companions’ Henley Passport Index of 199 international locations.
The index ranks all passports based on the variety of locations their holders can entry with no prior visa. “It’s up to date in actual time all year long, as and when visa coverage adjustments come into impact,” reads the web site.
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Based mostly on information supplied by the Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation (IATA), holders of the passports on the high — Japan and Singapore — are in a position to journey visa-free to 192 locations.
This implies, within the absence of any Covid restrictions, the passport holders of those two international locations can journey to 166 extra international locations than Afghanistan, which is ranked on the backside on 111th place.
South Korea is tied with Germany in second place (with a rating of 190) and Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain are on the third spot (with a rating of 189).
Indians can now journey to 60 international locations with out prior visa (Supply: Getty Pictures/Thinkstock)
Whereas EU international locations dominate the highest of the record as regular, with France, Netherlands and Sweden climbing one spot to hitch Austria and Denmark in fourth place (with a rating of 188), India has improved its place to rank 83, seven place up from final yr’s ninetieth place. This now permits it to entry 60 international locations with out prior visa.
Eire and Portugal are in fifth place (with a rating of 187).
In accordance with the up to date rankings, there’s a “rising divide in mobility — and the ensuing entry to alternatives — between residents within the rich world north and people within the lower-income world south”.
“Japanese, Swedish, and US passport holders can go to greater than 180 locations with no visa, whereas residents of Angola, Cameroon, and Laos can go to solely about 50,” it reads.
The ‘greatest passports’ to carry in 2022 are:
1. Japan, Singapore (192 locations)
2. Germany, South Korea (190)
3. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (189)
4. Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden (188)
5. Eire, Portugal (187)
6. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (186)
7. Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta (185)
8. Poland, Hungary (183)
9. Lithuania, Slovakia (182)
10. Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia (181)
The ‘worst passports’ to carry are
A number of international locations around the globe have visa-free or visa-on-arrival entry to fewer than 40 international locations. These embody:
104. North Korea (39 locations)
105. Nepal and Palestinian territories (37)
106. Somalia (34)
107. Yemen (33)
108. Pakistan (31)
109. Syria (29)
110. Iraq (28)
111. Afghanistan (26)
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