Which passports are considered the best? – Daily life

The Henley Passport Since 2006, Index has ranked passports from around the world and shows how many countries certain passports have access to. The list of the world’s most powerful passports for 2021 is now ready, writes CNN.

The Nordic countries are doing well

Nordic passports, as expected, provide access to many countries. All Nordic countries except Iceland are in the top 10. Norway is in eighth place, shared with the Czech Republic, Greece and Malta. Our neighboring countries – Finland, Denmark and Sweden – are doing a little better, with fourth, fifth and sixth places respectively.

Otherwise, the list of best passes is a homogeneous group. All are wealthy Western countries or tiger economies in Asia with close diplomatic relations with the West.

War-torn countries on the list of most affected countries

On the other side of the scale are countries where poverty, persistent war or pariah status give them a bad reputation internationally.

In other words, the countries with the weakest passports are also a homogeneous group of countries. The only country that may seem surprising is the mountainous country of Nepal. At the same time, it is important to note that only 15 years have passed since the civil war in the country.

Still many borders closed due to coronavirus

Despite the recent gradual opening of borders, many countries remain closed due to coronavirus outbreaks. Among other things, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Greenland, Australia, Japan and New Zealand are completely closed to foreigners, reports USA TODAY. Additionally, most European countries, the United States, China and Russia impose restrictions on travelers from high-risk areas.

But under normal circumstances, as the list below describes, there are a number of passports that provide virtually unlimited access to large parts of the world’s countries, writes CNN.

The best passes in 2021:

The number of countries that that country’s passport gives access to is in parentheses.

1. Japan (193)

2. Singapore (192)

3. Germany, South Korea (191)

4. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (190)

5. Austria, Denmark (189)

6. France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden (188)

7. Belgium, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (187)

8. Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Norway (186)

9. Australia, Canada (185)

10. Hungary (184)

The weakest passes in 2021:

110. Palestine (37)

109. Nepal (38)

108. North Korea (39)

See the full list on CNN.

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