Poland high in the new ranking of the strongest passports of 2024

The latest Henley Passport Index reveals the leading passports enabling smooth travel, with the Polish passport, securing a strong 6th position.  Additionally, the index highlights significant shifts in the strength of passports on a global scale. 

According to the latest Henley Passport Index ranking, the most formidable passports are owned by citizens of France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and Spain. The Polish passport has also sustained its elevated position in the ranking.

Claiming the second spot are passports from Finland, South Korea, and Sweden, offering visa-free access to 193 destinations. Taking the podium’s third position are passports issued in Austria, Denmark, Ireland, and the Netherlands, providing entry to 192 places. In the fourth spot, passports held by citizens of Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, and Great Britain cover 191 places. The fifth position is occupied by passports from Greece, Malta, and Switzerland, granting entry to 190 places.

Once again, the Polish passport retains its position among the most robust passports. Holding onto the 6th rank it achieved in the previous year, the Polish passport enables visa-free entry to 189 countries and territories globally. Similarly, situated are the passports of Australia, the Czech Republic, and New Zealand.

For 19 years, Henley & Partners has been releasing the Index ranking, utilising data supplied by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The ranking identifies the most powerful passports, allowing their holders to travel to numerous destinations without requiring visas. This comprehensive index encompasses 199 passports and includes information on 227 countries and territories.

The ranking of powerful passports reveals notable shifts. European nations have emerged as the frontrunners, a departure from the previous dominance of Asian countries like Japan and Singapore. Particularly noteworthy is the significant progress made by the United Arab Emirates, which has surged from 55th place in 2014 to 11th position this year. Over the past decade, it has added an impressive 106 countries to its visa-free list, now boasting 183 destinations.

 

Author: Patrycja Bodzek- Kurzyńska

Photo: Twitter @thepolandnews_

 

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