Consulting company Henley & Partners published new version of the passport index in 2021 – Ukraine took 35th out of 110 places, rising by six positions compared to last year.
Between January and March 2021, Ukraine concluded visa-free agreements with Aruba, Curaçao, Grenada, Saint Martin and the Caribbean Netherlands. Now Ukrainians can visit without a visa or with a visa after the arrival of 136 countries.
The first place in The Henley Passport Index for several years in a row is Japan, the citizens of the country of the Rising Sun open borders of 193 countries. In second place – the Singapore passport, which opens the possibility for visa-free travel to 192 countries. In third place – Germany and South Korea (191).
Although little has changed in the Index since the COVID-19 outbreak, some countries have made significant progress over the past decade. In the second quarter of 2021, China rose immediately to 22 positions – from 90th place with the opportunity to travel to 40 countries to 68th place and access to 77 countries. Another country that has shown a staggering growth rate since 2011 is the UAE: from 65th to 15th place. The UAE is in active diplomatic negotiations with countries around the world. With a UAE passport you can travel to 174 destinations without a visa or with a visa upon arrival.
In the last places of the index – Syria (29), Iraq (28) and Afghanistan (26).
- Henley & Partners quarterly analyzes the visa rules of 227 countries and territories, and ranks official documents of the world on the principle of visa-free access of their citizens to other countries. The position of a country in the ranking is determined by the number of countries that its citizens can enter without a visa (without a visa or with a visa upon arrival).
- In January 2021 it was published Passport Index rating Arton Capital with slightly different results – in it the first place “strongest” was recognized by the passport of Germany with 134 countries. Ukraine was in 28th place in this ranking with 89 countries without a visa.