Switzerland in 7th place
These are the most attractive passports in the world
A survey by the London law firm Henley & Partners shows which are the most valuable passports in the world. While Japan clearly wins the race, Switzerland does not do badly either.
The Swiss passport enables visa-free travel to 186 countries worldwide. (archive image)
The Japanese currently hold the most valuable passports in the world: they can use them to travel to 193 countries around the world without a visa or receive their visa upon entry. With the Swiss passport, you can travel to 186 countries without a visa.
Japanese citizens can now visit 193 out of 227 travel destinations visa-free. Citizens of South Korea and Singapore, tied for second, can enjoy 192 visa-free destinations, according to this year’s survey by London-based law firm Henley & Partners. Among other things, data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are evaluated for this purpose.
Switzerland is 7th, Russia is 48th
Germany and Spain share third place, with visa-free access to 190 destinations worldwide. The United Kingdom and France remain in sixth place with 187. As in the previous year, Switzerland, the United States, Norway and Belgium follow in seventh place. Canada has the 8th place. Liechtenstein is in 15th place with 178 countries without a visa requirement.
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Russia is in 48th place with 118 visa-free destinations. There is no information on Ukraine. Still at the bottom at 109th place is Afghanistan in the Henley Passport Index. Afghans can only travel to 27 destinations without a visa. (SDA)