You are on page 1of 4

The Henley & Partners Visa Restriction Index is a global

ranking of countries according to the travel freedom that
their citizens enjoy. Henley & Partners has analyzed the visa
regulations of all the countries and territories in the
world and created an index which ranks countries
according to the visa-free access their citizens enjoy to
other countries.
The index is produced in cooperation with the International
Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the
world’s largest database of travel information.
How to read the index:
Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom rank as number
one as their citizens can travel without a visa to 173 other
countries: these three countries have 173 visa-free travel
arrangements in place.
The Henley Visa Restrictions Index
was developed by Henley & Partners
in cooperation with IATA and is
published annually.
The Henley & Partners
Visa Restrictions Index
Global Travel Freedom at a Glance
Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index V140411
Rank Citizenship/Passport Score
1 Finland 173
Sweden
United Kingdom
2 Denmark 172
Germany
Luxembourg
USA
3 Belgium 171
Italy
Netherlands
4 Canada 170
France
Ireland
Japan
Norway
Portugal
Spain
5 Austria 168
New Zealand
Switzerland
6 Australia 167
Greece
Singapore
7 Korea (Rep., South) 166
8 Iceland 165
9 Malaysia 163
Malta
10 Liechtenstein 159
11 Hungary 157
12 Czech Republic 155
Slovakia
Slovenia
13 Poland 153
14 Estonia 152
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Latvia
15 Cyprus 151
Lithuania
16 San Marino 149
17 Monaco 148
18 Andorra 147
Argentina
19 Brazil 146
Brunei Darussalam
20 Israel 144
21 Bulgaria 141
Chile
Romania
22 Bahamas 137
Barbados
23 Mexico 132
Uruguay
24 St. Kitts and Nevis 131
25 Antigua and Barbuda 130
Chinese Taipei
Vatican City
26 Croatia 129
27 Venezuela 128
28 Seychelles 126
29 Paraguay 124
30 Mauritius 123
31 Costa Rica 122
32 Panama 121
33 Macao (SAR China) 118
34 Guatemala 114
Honduras
35 El Salvador 113
36 Nicaragua 109
37 Serbia 104
38 Macedonia (FYROM) 103
39 Trinidad and Tobago 100
40 Montenegro 98
41 Russian Federation 95
42 South Africa 94
St. Lucia
Turkey
43 St. Vincent and the
Grenadines
92
44 Bosnia and Herzegovina 91
45 Albania 88
Grenada
46 Belize 87
Dominica
47 Solomon Islands 84
48 Samoa 81
Tuvalu
49 Maldives 80
Peru
Tonga
50 Vanuatu 79
51 Fiji 78
Guyana
Kiribati
Nauru
52 Jamaica 77
Kuwait
Marshall Islands
Ukraine
53 Papua New Guinea 75
54 Ecuador 74
55 Bolivia 73
Micronesia
(Federated States of)
56 Palau 72
Suriname
United Arab Emirates
57 Qatar 71
58 Botswana 70
59 Bahrain 69
60 Gambia 68
Kenya
Lesotho
Namibia
Thailand
61 Malawi 67
62 Swaziland 66
Zambia
63 Tanzania 65
64 Saudi Arabia 64
65 Colombia 63
Oman
Sierra Leone
Tunisia
Uganda
66 Belarus 61
Cuba
Ghana
Kazakhstan
67 Georgia 60
Zimbabwe
68 Moldova 59
69 Philippines 58
70 Cape Verde 57
71 Azerbaijan 56
Kyrgyzstan
Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index V140411
Rank Citizenship/Passport Score
72 Armenia 55
Benin
Cote d'Ivoire
Mauritania
Senegal
73 Burkina Faso 53
Guinea
Indonesia
Mali
Niger
Togo
74 Dominican Republic 52
India
Uzbekistan
75 Mongolia 51
Morocco
76 Sao Tome & Principe 50
Tajikistan
77 Bhutan 49
Central African
Republic
Madagascar
Mozambique
78 Guinea-Bissau 48
Nigeria
Timor Leste
79 Algeria 47
Cambodia
Egypt
Gabon
80 Chad 46
Haiti
Laos
Liberia
Turkmenistan
81 Vietnam 45
82 Cameroon 44
China
Congo
(Republic of, Brazzaville)
Jordan
Rwanda
83 Comoros 43
Yemen
84 Equatorial Guinea 42
85 Bangladesh 41
Burundi
Ethiopia
Korea (Dem. People's
Republic, North)
86 Angola 40
Djibouti
Iran
Myanmar
87 Congo (Democratic
Republic of, Kinshasa)
39
Libya
South Sudan
Syria
88 Kosovo 38
Lebanon
Sri Lanka
Sudan
89 Nepal 37
90 Eritrea 36
Palestinian Territory
91 Pakistan 32
Somalia
92 Iraq 31
93 Afghanistan 28
Methodology
The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index contains the
following assumptions:
There are 219 destination countries (territories) in total. The
maximum attainable score is 218 (one point is subtracted
to account for a national traveling to their own country,
with the exception of nationals who must hold a visa to re-
enter their home country, and for nationals of countries not
considered as a destination. The latter group can therefore
reach a max. score of 219).
The list was created with regulations valid as of 1 July 2013.
It takes into account the new visa regime in Kosovo (effective
1 July), visa exemptions applicable to nationals of Croatia as
a new member of the European Union (effective 1 July), and
temporary visa exemptions in Albania, for nationals of some
GCC member states (effective between June and September
2013). It does not reflect the new visa regime in Senegal
(effectively enforced from 1 August).
The United Kingdom nationality is understood as holding
a ‘British Citizen’ passport. Territories dependent on the
United Kingdom hold British passports. The following are
not considered as ‘nationalities’:
Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands,
Gibraltar, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin
Islands (British)
The following are also considered as destinations with the
travel rules applicable as follows:
Andorra and Monaco – travel rules for France applied
Liechtenstein – travel rules for Switzerland applied
San Marino and Vatican City – travel rules for Italy applied
The following are considered destinations but not as
‘nationalities’:
Territories dependent on Australia: Norfolk Island
Territories associated with New Zealand: Cook Islands, Niue
Territories under administration of the USA: Guam,
Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Virgin
Islands (American)
Territories under administration of the Netherlands: Aruba,
Curacao, St. Maarten, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
Territories dependent on France: French Guiana, French
Polynesia, French West Indies, Mayotte, New Caledonia,
Reunion
© 2014 by Henley & Partners. The H&P symbol and Henley & Partners are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Henley & Partners Holdings Plc. All rights reserved.
Antigua
+1 268 460 7750
antigua@henleyglobal.com
Austria
+43 1 532 0 777 77
vienna@henleyglobal.com
Belgium
+32 3 288 43 43
belgium@henleyglobal.com
Canada
+1 514 288 1997
canada@henleyglobal.com
Cyprus
+ 357 22 374 064
cyprus@henleyglobal.com
Dubai
+971 4 392 77 22
dubai@henleyglobal.com
Hong Kong
+852 3101 4100
hongkong@henleyglobal.com
Jersey
+44 1534 514 888
jersey@henleyglobal.com
Korea
+82 10 5147 2300
korea@henleyglobal.com
Malta
+356 2138 7400
malta@henleyglobal.com
Portugal
+351 213 970 977
portugal@henleyglobal.com
Singapore
+65 6438 7117
singapore@henleyglobal.com
South Africa
+27 21 850 0596
southafrica@henleyglobal.com
St. Kitts
+1 869 465 6220
stkitts@henleyglobal.com
Switzerland
+41 44 266 22 22
zurich@henleyglobal.com
United Kingdom
+44 207 823 10 10
uk@henleyglobal.com
www.henleyglobal.com/visa-restrictions
Amanda Philp
Head of Publishing
London
amanda.philp@henleyglobal.com
For enquiries regarding the Henley &
Partners Visa Restrictions Index
please contact:
Henley & Partners is the global leader in residence and
citizenship planning. Each year, hundreds of wealthy
individuals, families and their advisors rely on our expertise
and experience in this area. Our highly qualified professionals
work together as one team in over 20 offices worldwide.
The firm also runs an industry-leading government advisory
practice. We have raised more than US$ 3.5 billion in foreign
direct investment and been involved in strategic consulting
and the design, set-up and operation of several of the world’s
most successful residence and citizenship programs.