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Best Passport to Travel with?

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1. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 6y

For ease of travel, and visa restrictions what passports, or rather nationalities, have you come across that have it easy (ish)?

For me I found the Swiss, Irish and Argentinian's get through most places fairly unscathed in the visa sections.

2. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 6y

The small, neutral(ish) and rich countries are best for this - ie Swiss, Singaporean, Austrian... Other than that Japanese passport holders often can get a visa exemption in most developing countries due to the high amount of international aid they put in

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 6y

According to the 2006 Henley Visa Restriction Index, the top rank are Denmark, Finland and United States, where they are able to travel visa-free* in 130 countries. (* I think it also included visa-on-arrival facilities)

Quoting Henley Visa Restriction Index - Global Ranking 2006

1. Finland 130
1. Denmark 130
1. United States 130

2. Ireland 129
2. Sweden 129
2. Germany 129

3. United Kingdom 128
3. Italy 128
3. France 128
3. Japan 128

4. Spain 127
4. Norway 127
4. Switzerland 127
4. Belgium 127

5. Netherlands 126

6. Luxembourg 125
6. Austria 125
6. Canada 125
6. New Zealand 125

7. Portugal 123

8. Singapore 122

9. Malaysia 120
9. Iceland 120
9. Greece 120
9. Australia 120

10. Liechtenstein 116

11. Korea, Republic of 115
13. Hong Kong 110
14. Chile 109
18. Israel 104
19. Hungary 101
19. Argentina 101
20. Brazil 99

21. Mexico 98
28. Croatia 84

34. Romania 73
37. South Africa 65
40. St. Kitts & Nevis 62

46. Dominica 52
46. Turkey 52

55. Taiwan 42
62. United Arab Emirates 35
62. Russian Federation 35
64. Serbia and Montenegro 32
65. Saudi Arabia 31
67. Thailand 29

71. India 25
71. Bosnia and Herzegowina 25
72. Egypt 24
75. Jordan 21
78. China 18
78. Korea, Dem People's Republic 18
79. Pakistan 17

81. Iraq 15
82. Iran 14
83. Afghanistan 12

Source: http://www.henleyglobal.com/visa_restrictions.htm

4. Posted by sirwhale (Full Member 84 posts) 6y

I would basically include all EU countries at the top of the list... for obvious reasons (freedom of movement and work). I often think that the british have it good also due to its membership of the EU and the commonwealth. I´m not to sure now but commonwealth coutnries used to be much more welcoming to each other than non-members.

5. Posted by Magnus J (Budding Member 20 posts) 6y

I'd think a Danish passport would be unpopular in some Muslim countries after the whole Mohammed Cartoon controversy

6. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 6y

When a plane gets hijacked, you'd wish you had the following passports

1. www.thirdworld.com

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