A global citizenship and residence advisory firm “Henley & Partners” ranks all countries’ passports annually, taking into account how many countries you can visit with the passport without requiring a visa. The ranking placed Germany at the top; its passport holders can travel to 176 countries from a total of 218. Sweden takes the next spot at 175 countries, and Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain, and United States make it to the third country allowing visa-free travel to 173 countries.
The 2015 ranking placed Britain at the top with Germany. But, as some countries dropped the visa restriction for Germany, it left the British passport behind, which now takes the fourth position, jointly with Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, and Singapore with access to 173 countries.
Top three positions for the worst passports for traveling are held by Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan with visa relaxation to less than 30 countries.
Below is the ranking for the top 10 best passports in 2017, along with the number of countries that allow visa free travel to the passport holders.
Top 10 Best Passports For Visa Free Travel
3. Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain, United States
4. Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, United Kingdom
5. Ireland, Japan, New Zealand
6. Canada, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland
7. Australia, South Korea
9. Czech Republic
10. Hungary, Malta
Top 10 Worst Passports For Visa Free Travel
7. Eritrea, Yemen
8. Nepal, Palestine, Sudan
9. Ethiopia, Kozovo, Lebanon, South sudan
10. Bangladesh, Iran, Sri Lanka
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Source: Henley & Partners