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UK, Finnish, Swedish Passports Open Most Doors

By ExpatBriefing.com Editorial
29 April, 2014


A global survey has found that passport holders from the UK, Finland, and Sweden enjoy the greatest opportunities for visa-free travel to other countries.

The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index, which is produced by Henley & Partners in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), analyzed the visa regulations of all the countries and territories in the world. It found that British, Finnish and Swedish nationals can travel visa-free to 173 other countries. This was one country more than is the case for passport holders from the USA, Denmark, Germany, and Luxembourg. The figures for UK passports apply specifically to "British Citizen" passports.

In the Asia-Pacific, a Japanese passport gives the most travel freedom, at 170 countries, followed by New Zealand, at 168, and Australia, at 167. A Hong Kong passport allows visa-free travel to 152 countries, in contrast to just 44 countries in the case of mainland China.

The list was created with visa regulations valid as of July 1, 2013.

Tags: Individuals | Australia | China | United Kingdom | Finland | Germany | Hong Kong | New Zealand | Sweden | United States | Regulation | Japan | Expats | Travel | Visas And Passports | Asia-Pacific





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