The Henley Passport Index 2018

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The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all the passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information, and is enhanced by extensive in-house research.

With the Henley Passport Index, you can assess where you lie on the spectrum of global mobility and discover how to maximize your travel freedom through citizenship-by-investment. Along with the Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index, the index is considered the most credible reference tool within the investment migration industry.

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Why global mobility matters today

As the world economy has become increasingly globalized, the need for greater visa-free access has grown steadily. Across the economic spectrum, individuals want to transcend the constraints imposed on them by their country of origin and access business, financial, career, and lifestyle opportunities on a global scale.

Wealthy individuals in particular are more cosmopolitan and transnational today than ever before, with roots, networks, assets, properties, and even citizenship spanning multiple countries. In many ways, global connectivity has become an indispensable feature of wealth creation and wealth preservation, and its value will only grow as regional volatility and instability increase.

The following is an overview of selected countries’ performance on the 2018 Henley Passport Index.

Rank Score*
31Antigua and Barbuda135
4Austria174
4Belgium174
6Canada172
17Cyprus159
36Grenada127
21Hong Kong (SAR China)155
9Malta169
Rank Score*
5Portugal173
2Singapore176
34St. Lucia130
28St. Kitts and Nevis139
2Switzerland176
32UAE134
3UK175
4US174

*The total number of countries and territories that can be entered without a visa by a person holding the relevant passport.

 

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