Based on data from the International Air Transport Association and its own research, the Henley Passport Index ranks all the passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.
On the global ranking, Germany is followed by Singapore with visa-free access to 176 countries. The third place on the index is shared by eight countries — Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the UK – with visa-free access to 175 countries.
Here's a site with all the world's passports on it. They're ranked by how many countries you can enter visa-free: Germany first, Afghanistan last. UK on its way down… https://t.co/v4VxxAAyG2 pic.twitter.com/m74OGQpPbn— David Shariatmadari (@D_Shariatmadari) 7 января 2018 г.
The top 10 countries with the greatest level of travel freedom are mostly represented by members of the European Union and the European Free Trade Association, joined by already mentioned Singapore and Japan, as well as South Korea and the United States, sharing the fifth place, Canada, ranked sixth on the index, Australia and New Zealand, holding the seventh place.
The press release also noted that Ukraine (44th place) and Moldova had climbed the index following EU visa liberalization, with Russia sharing the 48th place with the latter, offering visa-free access to 110 countries, which is by four countries more than in the previous year.
The index also reflected the remaining "global mobility divide," with Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan continuing to occupy the bottom four ranks on the index and Africa suffering the most dramatic decline in travel freedom.