Most Powerful Passports in the Middle East (Henley Passport Index 2019)

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Categories: Business World General Travel Middle East
Dataset contains 15 data items (see table below).


The Henley Passport Index is the ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access visa-free. The creator of this index, Henley & Partners, has analysed the visa regulations of countries in the world since 2006.

Scoring. The score is calculated as the number of countries that a specific passport can access becomes its visa-free

Globally. As of March 2019, the countries with the most powerful passports are Japan, Singapore and South Korea, with their holders capable of visiting 189 countries visa-free.

Middle East Region. Within the Middle East region, the UAE (United Arab Emirates) passport provides the greatest freedom, enabling access to 165 visa-free countries. At a close second, is Israel whose passport enables holders to visit 161 visa-free countries.

The most limiting passports in the Middle East (and also the world) belong to Afghanistan and Iraq, both of which enables access to only 30 visa-free countries in the world.

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