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Pandemic continues to erode the strength of premium passports

Henley & Partners updated their annual Global Passport Index for the 3rd Quarter of 2021. This unique report contains extensive research and expert comments on modern trends of global and regional mobility.

According to the Index, Japan continues to hold the first position (193 countries ), Singapore remains in 2nd place with a visa-free regime with 192 countries, South Korea shares 3rd place jointly with Germany (with 191 visa-free countries each).

However, when compared to the countries with a high level of vaccination among the population, some passports have limited access. In theory, Japan has visa-free access to 193 destinations. However, due to the current entry restrictions, Japanese passports currently have access to fewer than 80 destinations, which equals the passport power of Saudi Arabia. At the same time, people who obtain Singaporean passports currently have access to fewer than 75 destinations, which equals the passport power of Kazakhstan.

Speaking about Kazakhstan, it is worth noting that the passport of our country has fallen by several steps and now occupies 74th place with visa-free entry to 75 countries of the world.

However, due to the latest travel restrictions due to the global pandemic, this number also does not correspond to the current situation.

All information is available at the following link: https://www.henleyglobal.com/passport-index/ranking