Which passports are most accepted around the world?

Which passports are most accepted around the world?

The Singapore passport remains one of the most welcomed by countries around in the world. As of last year, holders of the passport got visa-free access to 167 of 219 countries surveyed for the latest Visa Restrictions Index.

It was ranked sixth internationally - alongside Australia and Greece - for the unrestricted access it offers.

Citizens of Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom held the best passports for global travel last year, with visa-free access to 173 countries.

How do other countries rank? And which citizens have it the hardest with their passports?

View the Visa Restrictions Index here:

1. Passport: Finland Visa-free access to: 173 countries

1. Passport: UK Visa-free access to: 173 countries

2. Passports: USA, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg Visa-free access to: 172 countries

3. Passports: Netherlands, Italy, Belgium Visa-free access to: 171 countries

4. Passport: Japan Visa-free access to: 170 countries

4. Passports: France, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Spain Visa-free access to: 170 countries

5. Passports: New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland Visa-free access to: 168 countries

6. Passport: Singapore Visa-free access to: 167 countries

6. Passports: Greece, Australia Visa-free access to: 167 countries

7. Passport: South Korea Visa-free access to: 166 countries

9. Passport: Malaysia Visa-free access to: 163 countries

14. Passport: Hong Kong (SAR China) Visa-free access to: 152 countries

19. Brunei Darussalam Visa-free access to: 146 countries

33. Passport: Macao (SAR China) Visa-free access to: 118 countries

60. Passport: Thailand Visa-free access to: 68 countries

69. Passport: Philippines Visa-free access to: 58 countries

73. Passport: Indonesia Visa-free access to: 53 countries

74. Passport: India Visa-free access to: 52 countries

81. Passport: Vietnam Visa-free access to: 45 countries

82. Passport: China Visa-free access to: 44 countries

85. Passport: N. Korea Visa-free access to: 41 countries

86. Passport: Myanmar Visa-free access to: 40 countries

88. Passport: Sri Lanka Visa-free access to: 38 countries

89. Passport: Nepal Visa-free access to: 37 countries

91. Passport: Pakistan Visa-free access to: 32 countries


This article was first published on April 18, 2014.
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