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Which country has the strongest passport in the world and where Ukraine stands: updated rating

The latest VisaGuide rating has identified the countries with the strongest passports in the world as of December 2023. Find out more about which country's passport is considered the most powerful and how Ukraine ranked in the rating

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The index of the most powerful passports in the world, updated by VisaGuide, has presented its results. In December, the Spanish passport took the leading position. 


The Spanish passport has overtaken Singapore, which previously topped this ranking among Western European countries. 


We will tell you what the strength of the Spanish passport is, what other countries are included in the updated ranking, and where Ukraine stands.


Ranking of the world's strongest passports as of December 2023


The top ten strongest passports are as follows:


1. Spain;

2. Singapore;

3. Germany;

4. Italy;

5. France;

6. The Netherlands;

7. Finland;

8. Sweden;

9. Norway;

10. Denmark.


The Ukrainian passport ranks 62nd in this ranking, while the Somali passport is the last, 199th position.




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What is the strength of a Spanish passport?


Holders of Spanish passports have unique travel opportunities: they can visit 43 countries without the need for a passport, travel without a visa to 106 countries, and with an electronic permit to 11 countries. 


A traditional visa is required for only 18 countries out of about 200 for Spanish citizens.



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Details of the rating


Global Travel Trends analyst Dion Plana, commenting on the new ranking, noted that European passports, in particular those issued by the EU and Schengen countries, deservedly occupy a leading position. He noted the excellent travel opportunities provided by the passports of these regions, determining their undeniable strength. 


According to the analyst, only nine passports are not European among the first forty positions in the index.


In general, the ranking, which includes 199 countries, reflects the level of freedom of movement of citizens of different countries, determining their chances of traveling without visas, with an electronic visa or without a passport at all.


The full list of the strongest passports can be found here.


We remind you! When choosing a travel policy for a trip, it is important to consider several key aspects. You should pay attention to the type of coverage and its scope, as well as consider the amount of insurance. Read more about other important details to consider in our previous article.

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