The Dutch passport has been topped as sixth-best on the planet — hoera!
We might not have the ability to journey for the time being (don’t remind us!) however when borders do re-open Dutchies will have the ability to journey armed with a passport that ranks amongst kings! Alright, perhaps not kings, however they’re proper up there.
The rating got here from The Henley Passport Index who in contrast 199 totally different passports to 227 journey locations. Earlier this 12 months, a separate rating claimed the Dutch passport as fourth-best — however we’re nonetheless fairly proud of this end result.
Dutch passport among the many finest
Travellers with a Dutch passport can swan into 188 locations with out the necessity for any visa. This places them in equal sixth place, alongside fellow European nations France, Eire, Portugal, and Sweden.
Japan snatched up first place within the rating, with residents in a position to entry 193 locations visa-free. Singapore claimed second place with 192, and Germany and South Korea share third place with visa-free entry to 191 nations.
What’s the use in a pandemic?
Dr. Christian H. Kaelin, chairman of Henley & Companions and the inventor of the passport index idea, says the previous 12 months has demonstrated that no authorities is infallible — even the world’s superpowers and wealthiest nations floundered — and lots of failed their residents.
“Whereas no person expects a return to pre-pandemic mobility ranges anytime quickly, the outlook now could be definitely extra hopeful than it was even just a few months in the past. The newest rating is a reminder that financial restoration and improvement are depending on international mobility, together with private journey freedom, and that passport energy ought to by no means be taken without any consideration.”
After all, the massive query is the place does your passport rank?
Finest passports to carry in 2021
- Japan (193 locations)
- Singapore (192)
- Germany, South Korea (191)
- Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (190)
- Austria, Denmark (189)
- France, Eire, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden (188)
- Belgium, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (187)
- Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Norway (186)
- Australia, Canada (185)
- Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia (183)
Worst passports to carry in 2021
- Libya (40 locations)
- North Korea (39)
- Nepal (38)
- Palestinian territories (37)
- Somalia (34)
- Yemen (33)
- Pakistan (32)
- Syria (29)
- Iraq (28)
- Afghanistan (26)
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