A report has been released detailing the best passports in the world, with the UAE coming out on top in MENA.
Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index for 2016, which ranks 218 countries according to the number of states they have visa-free access to, revealed that Germany’s passport provides the greatest freedom of travel in the world with entry to 177 countries.
But the UAE boasts the most powerful passport in the region with a global rank of 38th, allowing holders to visit 122 states without applying for a visa.
Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, were at the bottom of the list.
World’s Top 10 Passports
Rank Citizenship Passport Score
1 Germany 177
2 Sweden 176
3 Finland, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
4 Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, US
5 Austria, Japan, Singapore
6 Canada, Ireland, Korea (Republic of, South, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland
7 Greece, New Zealand
10 Hungary, Czech Republic, Iceland