World’s Best Passports to Travel Easy

I wish this world be so free,

so free to explore ~ you need no name, no claim, no game

But is it so?


There are 196 countries in the world (including Taiwan). Each country has its own travel requirements and recognition. Among these territorial recognition, includes many trade treaties, unions and agreements and associations that defines  how freely we travel and how much documentation do we need to obtain a travel pass (or travel visa)

Among all of the travel documents, passport is the most essential to travel.

A passport is an official document issued by a government, certifying the holder’s identity and citizenship and entitling them to travel under its protection to and from foreign countries

This article highlights the world’s best passports that enables freedom of travel to certain extent (if not complete freedom)

This information is complied from the World’s Passport Index (Report 2016)

Visa Free Score – A tool called Passport Index aims to help curious travelers rank countries based on how easily their citizens can travel the globe. According to the system, passports accumulate points for each country their holders can visit without a visa. When totaled, the sum equals the passport’s visa free score (The higher the VisaFree Score, the better the Passport Power Rank. Countries are ranked by the number of passports they accept visafree or with visa on arrival.)

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How Powerful is your Passport? 

Ranking Countries Visa Free Score (free visa travel and visa on arrival)
1 Germany 158
2 Sweden 157
3 Finland, France, Switzerland, Spain, South Korea, United Kingdom 156
4 Denmark, Italy, Singapore,Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Japan, United States 155
5 Austria, Luxemburg, Portugal 154
6 Greece, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand 153
7 Malaysia 152
8 Czech Republic, Hungary, Australia 151
9 Malta, Iceland 150
10 Poland 149
11 Slovenia, Slovakia 148
12 Latvia 147
13 Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania 146
14 Liechtenstein 145
15 Bulgaria, Monaco 144
16 Croatia, Romania 142
17 Hong Kong, Argentina, Brazil 140
18 Chile, San Marino 139
19 Israel 138
20 Andorra 137
21 Brunei 135
22 Barbados 132
23 Bahamas, Vatican City 129
24 Uruguay 128
25 Mexico 127
26 Antigua and Barbuda, Seychelles, Saint Kitts and Nevis 124
27 United Arab Emirates 123
28 Venezuala 122
29 Trinidad and Tobago 121
30 Costa Rica, Taiwan, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 120
31 Mauritius 118
32 Granada, Panamá, Perú, Paraguay 116
33 Macao 114
34 Dominica, Vanuatu, Serbia 112
35 Samoa, Honduras 110
36 Solomon Islands 109
37 Tongo, El Salvador, Guatemala, Tulavo 108
38 Macedonia 107
39 Kiribati 105
40 Russian Federation, Moldova, Columbia 104
41 Montenegro, Turkey 103
42 Nicaragua 101
43 Marshall Islands 100
44 Bosnia and Herzegovina 98
45 Micronesia 96
46 Albania 94
47 South Africa 91
48 Ukraine 86
49 Timor Leste 84
50 Belize, Kuwait 83
51 Jamaica, Qatar 77
52 Fiji 76
53 Guyana 75
54 Maldives, Ecuador 74
55 Bahrain 73
56 Thailand, Nauru 72
57 Oman 71
58 Saudi Arabia, Suriname 69
59 Botswana, Papua New Guinea, Georgia, Lesotho 68
60 Malawi, Kazakhstan, Belarus 67
61 Swaziland, Bolivia 66
62 Gambia, Namibia, Kenya 65
63 Palau 64
64 Tanzania, Azerbaijan, Philippines 62
65 Zambia, Ghana, Tunisia, Cape Verde, Cuba 61
66 Mongolia, Armenia 60
67 Zimbabwe, Kyrgyzstan 59
68 Uganda, Morocco 58
69 Sierra Leone, Benin 57
70 Senegal, China, Tajikistan, Ivory Coast, Indonesia 56
71 Guinea, Uzbekistan 55
72 Maritunia 54
73 Mali, Haiti, Togo, Burkina Faso, Sao Tome and Principe 53
74 Dominican Republic 52
75 Turkmenistan 51
76 Egypt, Vietnam, Cambodia 50
77 India, Bhutan, Madagascar, Gabon, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau 49
78 Chad, Jordan, Algeria 48
79 Rwanda, Camoros 47
80 Liberia, Laos, Central African Republic 46
81 Angola, Equatorial Guinea 45
82 Nigeria, Cameroon 44
83 Congo 43
84 Yemen, Burundi, Djibouti 42
85 Myanmar, Kosovo 41
86 Nepal, Lebanon 40
87 Sri Lanka, North Korea, Congo (Dem Rep) 39
88 Eritrea 38
89 Bangladesh, Palestinian Territories, Iran, Libya 37
90 Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia 36
91 Syria, Somalia 31
92 Iraq 29
93 Pakistan 27
94 Afghanistan 24
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