Here is the list of best and worst passports to hold in 2022

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Published: 2022-01-17 14:56

Last Updated: 2022-05-24 04:25


Here is the list of best and worst passports to hold in 2022
Here is the list of best and worst passports to hold in 2022

The Global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partner issued their first report for 2022 in which they included the list of best and worst passports in 2022.

The firm's Henley Passport Index, which is based on exclusive data provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has been regularly monitoring the world's best passports for around 16 years.

The Index ranks a total of 199 passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without obtaining a prior visa.

The Index indicated that increasing travel barriers that have been introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in the widest global mobility gap in their 16-year history.

Holders of the passports at the top of the Index’s ranking - Japan and Singapore - are able to travel visa-free to 192 destinations.

South Korea and Germany came in second, as citizens of these countries can travel without a visa to 190 destinations.

Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain ranked third, with a total of 189 destinations.

As for the Arab world, the UAE passport ranked 15th in the world and first in the Arab world. The UAE passport holder can visit more than 170 countries visa-free.

Five Arab countries were ranked among the worst, including Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya, in addition to the Palestinian Authority's passport, out of 199 countries.

Here are the list of the best passports in 2022:

1. Japan, Singapore (192 destinations)

2. Germany, South Korea (190)

3. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (189)

4. Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden (188)

5. Ireland, Portugal (187)

6. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (186)

7. Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta (185)

8. Poland, Hungary (183)

9. Lithuania, Slovakia (182)

10. Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia (181)

Here are the list of the worst passports in 2022:

1. North Korea, ranked 104 worldwide (39 destinations)

2. Nepal and Palestinian territories, ranked 105 worldwide (37)

3. Somalia, ranked 106 worldwide (34)

4. Yemen, ranked 107 worldwide (33)

5. Pakistan, ranked 108 worldwide (31)

6. Syria, ranked 109 worldwide (29)

7. Iraq, ranked 110 worldwide (28)

8. Afghanistan, ranked 111 worldwide (26)

Here are the list of Arab passports:

1. The UAE - ranked first in the Arab world, 15 worldwide (175 destinations visa-free)

2. Qatar, 53 worldwide, (97)

3. Kuwait, 54 worldwide, (95)

4. Bahrain, 62 worldwide, (84)

5. Oman, 64 worldwide, (80)

6. Saudi Arabia, 65 worldwide, (79)

7. Tunisia, 72 worldwide, (71)

8. Morocco, 79 worldwide, (64)

9. Mauritania, 84 worldwide, (59)

10. Algeria, 91 worldwide, (52)

11. Egypt, 91 worldwide, (52)

12. Jordan, 91 worldwide, (52)

13. Lebanon, 102 worldwide, (41)

14. Sudan, 102 worldwide, (41)

15. Libya, 103 worldwide, (40)

16. Palestine, 105 worldwide, (37)

17. Yemen, 107 worldwide, (33)

18. Syria, 109 worldwide, (29)

19. Iraq, 110 worldwide, (28)