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The world's most powerful passports for 2021

The world's most powerful passports for 2021”

The days of traveling by plane whenever and wherever someone wants are a memory for now.

The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the travel landscape, potentially for decades to come.

"The information provided here reflects the 2021 Henley Passport Index ranking on January 5, 2021, and in certain instances coronavirus-related travel bans may take precedence over the visa information recorded here", Henley and Partners said in a statement.

The Henley Passport report shows both countries shifting one place up each between 2020 and 2021, with Australia changing from ninth place to eighth, and New Zealand eighth to seventh. Residents of Asian countries still have the most powerful travel documents.

Without taking temporary restrictions into account, Japan continues to hold the top spot on the index, with passport holders able to access 191 destinations around the world visa-free.

South Korea and Germany have been placed on 3rd position with the visa-free access to 189 destinations.

Henley & Partner's list is one of several indexes created by financial firms to rank global passports according to the access they provide to their citizens.

More news: New Zealand's rise to top began with calamity in South Africa

Bosnia and Herzegovina is in 49th place. Japan is followed by Singapore whose holders can travel to 190 destinations around the world without a prior visa. Of the countries of the former Yugoslavia, the best ranked is Slovenia, which is in 12th place, along with Latvia.

The ascendance of APAC countries in the Henley Passport Index rankings is a relatively new phenomenon.

While the index's top spots have traditionally been held by European Union countries, the United Kingdom or USA, experts suggest the APAC region's position of strength will continue as it includes the first countries to begin the process of pandemic recovery, especially with the US and United Kingdom still facing significant challenges related to the virus, the report said. Asia Pacific (APAC) region countries' dominance of the index - which is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) - now seems firmly established.

The UAE signed several mutually reciprocated visa-waiver agreements previous year, including an historic US-brokered agreement establishing formal ties with Israel and granting citizens of each country visa-free access to the other.

Japan's passport is the most coveted, thanks to its visa-free score of 190.

And if you thought having an American passport was helpful, you're mistaken.



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