UAE boasts best passport in MENA

A report has been released detailing the best passports in the world, with the UAE coming out on top in MENA. 

The UAE passport is the most powerful in the region.
The UAE passport is the most powerful in the region.

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

8              Australia

9              Malta

10           Hungary, Czech Republic, Iceland


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