The world’s most powerful passports for 2021: Norway’s ranking

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The Henley Passport Index has revealed its findings for 2021. Here’s Norway’s ranking.

Not all passports are created equal.

Many of us are hoping that the travelscape will safely open up so that we can journey and visit loved ones around the world again.

When that does happen, this index might come as a useful source of information.

The Henley Passport Index includes analyses of the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) data. Updated in real-time according to visa and other policy changes, the index takes into account 199 passports and 227 destinations.

Norway has a strong passport ranking

Norway is ranked #7 on the list of the world’s most powerful passports. The country shares the high-ranking spot with several others.

Those holding a Norwegian passport have access to 185 destinations across the world.

(And that’s not the only perk of holding a Norwegian passport. Norway’s brand-new passport design has gotten it dubbed the world’s most beautiful passport. More on that here.)

The most powerful passports in the world

These are the best passports to have in 2021 – and the number of destinations they have access to:

1. Japan (191)

2. Singapore (190)

3. South Korea, Germany (189)

4. Italy, Finland, Spain, Luxembourg (188)

5. Denmark, Austria (187)

6. Sweden, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Ireland (186)

7. Norway, Switzerland, United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, New Zealand (185)

8. Greece, Malta, Czech Republic, Australia (184)

9. Canada (183)

10. Hungary (181)

11. Slovakia, Lithuania, Iceland, Poland (181)

12. Slovenia, Latvia (180)

13. Estonia (179)

14. Malaysia, Liechtenstein (178)

15. Monaco, Cyprus, Chile (174)

The least powerful passports in the world

These are currently the least powerful passports:

96. Myanmar, Djibouti (47)

97. Nigeria (46)

98. Ethiopia (44)

99. South Sudan (43)

100. Sri Lanka, Eritrea, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (42)

101. Iran, Bangladesh (41)

102. Lebanon, Kosovo, Sudan (40)

103. North Korea (39)

104. Libya, Nepal (38)

105. Palestinian territories (37)

106. Somalia, Yemen (33)

107. Pakistan (32)

108. Syria (29)

109. Iraq (28)

110. Afghanistan (26)

Source: #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews


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