Henley Passport Index 2024

  • 12 Jan 2024

The Henley Passport Index for 2024 has unveiled its list of the most travel-friendly passports, with France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and Singapore jointly holding the number one position, providing visa-free access to 194 destinations globally.

Key Points

  • Almost Universal Access (Score: 193) Finland, Sweden, and South Korea secure the second spot, granting passport holders the privilege of visiting 193 destinations without the need for a prior visa.
  • Extensive Global Mobility (Score: 192) Austria, Denmark, Ireland, and the Netherlands share the third position, facilitating seamless travel to 192 destinations worldwide without the requirement of pre-arranged visas.
  • Enhanced Travel Ease (Score: 191) The United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, and Portugal rise to the fourth position, showcasing an improvement from the previous year and offering visa-free access to 191 destinations.
  • High Global Mobility (Score: 190) Greek, Maltese, and Swiss passports secure the fifth position, providing their holders high global mobility with entry to 190 destinations, reflecting their cultural richness and historical significance.
  • Broad Travel Opportunities (Score: 189) Australian, Czech, New Zealand, and Polish passports rank sixth, granting the liberty to enter 189 countries across various continents.
  • Significant Global Reach (Score: 188) Canada, Hungary, and the United States passports symbolize significant global reach, empowering citizens with access to 188 destinations, securing the seventh position.
  • Expanded Travel Privileges (Score: 187) Estonian and Lithuanian passports secure the eighth spot, providing expanded travel privileges with entry to 187 countries.
  • Considerable Travel Freedom (Score: 186) Latvia, Slovakia, and Slovenia passports offer considerable travel freedom, allowing citizens to explore 186 destinations with ease.
  • Notable Global Access (Score: 185) Iceland holds the tenth position with a visa-free score of 185, reflecting its unique geographical and cultural allure, along with its significant role in international diplomacy.
  • India's Improved Ranking: 80th Position India has moved up to the 80th position from 84 in the previous year, offering passport holders visa-free access to 62 destinations, including popular tourist spots like Thailand, Indonesia, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives.