The spread of the Corona virus had an impact
The strength of passports has varied during the current year 2021, including those whose owners can enter more than half of the world’s countries without a visa, and the lowest of them can enter only 26 countries, which is the Afghan passport, according to CNN.
Japan and Singapore topped the list of the most powerful passports in the world in the “Henley” Global Passport Index, with entry to 192 countries without a visa, while Saudi Arabia ranked 72nd in the world, enabling Saudis to enter 79 countries without a visa.
Germany and South Korea ranked second together with 190 countries, while Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain ranked third.
The United Kingdom and the United States fell to seventh place, along with the Czech Republic, Greece, Malta and Norway.
Based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Henley Passport Index ranks all the world’s passports, according to the number of destinations that holders can access without a prior visa.
The latest data reveals that countries in the north of the world with high-level passports have imposed some of the most severe travel restrictions due to the Corona epidemic, while many countries with low-level passports have relaxed restrictions to enter their borders.
Commenting on the “Henley” Global Report for 2021, and on the recent travel ban amendments in the United Kingdom, Dr Hannah White, Deputy Director of the Research Institute of the British Government Institute, said that travel is moving towards more freedoms, but the ongoing requirements for tests and quarantine for those who have been quarantined. vaccinated outside the UK, the lack of an approved international vaccination certification scheme continues to exclude visits for many international travelers, restrict short-term international travel for UK residents, and may cause problems for UK residents who have been vaccinated in non-approved countries.