Powerful Passports: How Does Croatian Passport Stand?

Lauren Simmonds

Although you might immediately think about Germany and the USA when asking the question of the world’s most powerful passports, but the most powerful passport in the world is neither American nor German. Just how does the trusty little Croatian passport fare when it comes to travelling and not having to deal with burdensome procedures and visas when crossing borders?

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 9th of January, 2020, according to a study conducted by the British authorities in collaboration with Henley & Partners, figures show that Japanese citizens are likely to be the happiest travellers in 2020 because they have the least issues with visas or special documents when crossing borders, punkufer.dnevnik.hr reports.

Those with the most powerful passports can enter as many as 191 countries with just their passports and without needing a visa, while citizens of Afghanistan, which is considered the worst passport in the world currently, can only enter a mere 26 countries without possessing a visa.

The Republic of Croatia shares a very comfortable twentieth place alongside Hong Kong, and holders of the Croatian passport can travel freely to 169 countries worldwide. You can view the full list here.

Best passports:

1. Japan (191 destinations)
2. Singapore (190)
3. South Korea, Germany (189)
4. Italy, Finland (188)
5. Spain, Luxembourg, Denmark (187)
6. Sweden, France (186)
7. Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands, Ireland, Austria (185)
8. USA, United Kingdom, Norway, Greece, Belgium (184)
9. New Zealand, Malta, Czech Republic, Canada, Australia (183)
10. Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary (181)

Worst passports:

100. North Korea, Sudan (39 destinations)
101. Nepal, Palestine (38)
102. Libya (37)
103. Yemen (33)
104. Somalia, Pakistan (32)
105. Syria (29)
106. Iraq (28)
107. Afghanistan (26)

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