Who has the best passport in the world

Japan and Singapore rose to the top of Henley Passport Index (HPI), taking the championship lead at the last 5 years Germany.

Asian States whose citizens now enjoy visa-free entry for 180 countries of the world, shared the 1st place, and the Germans, with 179 countries ranked 2nd. To the 3rd position from the 7 «contestants»: France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and South Koreahave risen over the year by 8 positions. Fourth place in 6 countries: Portugal, Austria, Norway, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and left the three leaders of Britain (of 177 countries). Completing the top five are all the same USA (176), together with Switzerland, Canada and Ireland.

Over the past year 116 countries on the list improved their positions compared to 2017: the most impressive growth was observed in Ukraine (42nd place) and Georgia (54th), up respectively 16 and 14 degrees. Russia has improved its indicator by 3 points, finishing in 45th place, while China became the ranking 74th, up from 85th place.

According to experts HPI, Asia and the Middle East demonstrating in recent months considerable progress, threatened to significantly oust in the US and European countries, which were much less conclude visa abolition agreements.

The total for the year has decreased 30 countries, 53 showed no change at all. At the end of the list are still Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan (visa-free entry to 30 or less States).

What is Henley Passport Index

Henley Passport Index — world-famous ranking of «success» passports. It is made for 13 years based on detailed Analytics and exclusive information International Air Transport Association (IATA), which has the most complete and accurate database in the world.

The index is updated in real time according to changes in visa policies of any country.