What are the best passports in the world in 2020?

On Tuesday, the index of passports Passport Henley Index published a list of countries whose citizens have the greatest freedom of movement around the world. According to the list, leading Asia: the first place is Japan, which continues to hold the palm. The citizens of this country available free entry in 191. Singapore ranked second with access to 190 States, followed by South Korea, which shares the third place with Germany — with their visa or visa-free access to 189 countries and territories.

«The dominance of Asian countries in the first place is a clear argument in favor of open door policy and the introduction of mutually beneficial trade agreements.» says Dr. Christian H. Kalin, Chairman, Henley & Partners .

The USA took eighth place in the list of rankings, dropping two points. In 2019 America had access to 185 States. UK, Norway, Greece and Belgium shared position with the United States: countries have visa-free or visa access in 184 countries.

According to Henley & Partners, the UAE continues to develop rapidly. Over the past 10 years Emirates has risen by 47 points. This year, the UAE has occupied 18-e a place, offering its citizens easy access to 171 country.

At the end of the list were countries such as Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. They have visa-free access less than 30 States.

Top 10 leading countries for the year 2020:

  • Japan — 191
  • Singapore — 190
  • South Korea, Germany — 189
  • Italy, Finland — 188
  • Spain, Luxembourg, Denmark — 187
  • Sweden, France — 186
  • Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands, Ireland, Austria — 185
  • USA, UK, Norway, Greece, Belgium — 184
  • New Zealand, Malta, Czech Republic, Canada, Australia — 183
  • Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary 181.
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