The Slovenia Times

Slovenian passport 9th most powerful globally


Slovenian passport holders can travel visa-free to 183 destinations around the globe, which ranks the country 9th on the latest Global Passport Power Rank.

Slovenia has climbed a spot for the second year in a row and is now tied with Latvia and Slovakia on the list, which is compiled by Henley & Partners, a London-based consultancy.

The ranking is topped by Singapore, whose citizens can visit 192 destinations without a prior visa. Germany, Italy, and Spain climbed to second. Their citizens can access 190 countries without a visa.

The Henley & Partners ranking is based on data from the International Air Transport Association, which encompasses passports of 199 countries and 227 destinations.

Slovenians can travel visa-free to 183 destinations. They can also enter and reside for up to 90 days in over 40 countries, including EU member states and the countries of the former Yugoslavia, presenting only their ID cards.

Just over 674,500 Slovenian citizens held a passport at the start of August, the Interior Ministry has told the Slovenian Press Agency.

Since 2006 Slovenia has been issuing biometric passports, which are harder to forge. A decade later, new security features were added, including a contactless biometric data chip.

Slovenian passports feature a total of 91 security elements, making the passport very safe against forgeries, the Interior Ministry said.


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