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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

World's Best and Worst Passports To Carry



The magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra, India

My readers know me as The Wildlife Ho-tographer traversing the globe on wildlife photography photo shoots. However, I also do some travel photography now and then. According to the consulting firm Henley and Partners plus the International Air Transport Association, some passports are more valuable to have than others because it offers the holder visa free access to other countries.

Below is the 20 'best' and 11 'worst' passports to have if one is thinking of globe trotting. You can see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com

World's Best Passports (Ranked by number of countries granting visa-free access)
  • 1. Germany -- 177
  • 2. Sweden -- 176
  • 3. Finland, France, Italy, Spain, UK -- 175
  • 4. Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, U.S. -- 174
  • 5. Austria, Japan, Singapore -- 173
  • 6. Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, S.Korea, Switzerland -- 172
  • 7. Greece, New Zealand -- 171
  • 8. Australia -- 169
  • 9. Malta -- 168
  • 10. Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland -- 167
  • 11. Slovakia -- 165
  • 12. Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Slovenia -- 164
  • 13. Latvia -- 163
  • 14. Estonia, Lithuania -- 162
  • 15. Poland -- 161
  • 16. Monaco -- 160
  • 17. Cyprus -- 159
  • 18. San Marino -- 156
  • 19. Chile -- 155
  • 20. Hong Kong -- 154

World's worst passports (Ranked by number of countries granting visa free access)
  • 94. Liberia -- 43
  • 95. Burundi, North Korea, Myanmar -- 42
  • 96. Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lebanon, Sri Lanka -- 39
  • 97. Kosovo, South Sudan, Yemen -- 38
  • 98. Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Sudan -- 37
  • 99. Libya -- 36
  • 100. Syria -- 32
  • 101. Somalia -- 31
  • 102. Iraq -- 30
  • 103. Pakistan -- 29
  • 104. Afghanistan -- 25

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