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Passport Power Index: German No. 1, Croatian 24th


The Croatian passport has been ranked 19th in the world out of 199 passports in terms of its power travelling around the world…

The German passport has been ranked the most powerful passport in the world in the latest Passport Power Index conducted by consultancy firm Henley & Partners.

The ranking index scored 218 country passports, with points accumulated passports for each visa free country that their holders can visit without a visa, or they can obtain a visa on arrival.

According to the report, the world is becoming increasingly globalized and more and more people are travelling because of work and lifestyle. Those who have passports of countries with less visa agreements are open to more possibilities and also give business people easier access to the global market.

The German passport was ranked the number one passport with visa-free access to 177 countries out of the 218 analysed. In second spit was the Swedish passport with free access into 176 countries. Third place was shared by the Finish, French, Italian, Spanish and British.

Croatia’s passport was ranked in equal 24th place, dropping 2 positions from the 2015 and 2014 index. The passports of Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan were at the bottom of the index.

Passport Power Rankings Top 10:
1. Germany
2. Sweden
3. Finland, France, Italy, Spain, UK
4. Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, USA
5. Austria, Japan, Singapore
6. Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland
7. Greece, New Zealand
8. Australia
9. Malta
10. Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland

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