London – Slovenia’s passport gives its holders access to 181 countries without a prior visa, which ranks it 10th on the latest Global Passport Ranking, compiled by Henley & Partners, a London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm. The country has thus climbed one spot from last year.
Like the year before, the 2022 list is topped by Japan and Singapore, whose passports afford access to 192 countries without a visa or allows its holders to get a visa on arrival in the destination country.
Two fewer visa-free destinations are available to the holders of German and South Korean passports.
Slovenia’s passport ranks 10th along with Latvia’s and Estonia’s after it placed 11th last year.
More powerful than Slovenia’s are the passports of Italy (3rd), Austria (4th) and Hungary (8th), while Croatia’s is less powerful, in 17th.
The ranking is based on data from the International Air Transport Association, which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information. The restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic have not been taken into account.