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Hungarian Passport Among Ten Best in World

Hungary Today 2021.10.15.

The Hungarian passport is among the ten best in the world. In fact, it allows you to visit 182 destinations without a visa. The Henley Passport Index compares the visa-free access of 199 different passports to 227 destinations. If no visa is required, a score of 1 is created for that passport. The same is true if you are eligible for a visa on arrival, visitor’s permit, or electronic travel authorization (ETA) when entering the destination country.

This article was originally posted on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. Translation by Júlia Tar

The Henley Passport Index has been compiled every year since 2006. They take 227 destinations around the world and check which of them you can travel to with your passport without a visa. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) provides the necessary information. The top ten are dominated by passports of European countries. Only South Korea occupies second place together with Germany. In third place are Luxembourg, Spain, Finland and Italy, and in fourth, Austria and Denmark.

The top ten best passports in the world are as follows:

  1. Japan and Singapore (192 destinations)
  2. South Korea, Germany (190)
  3. Spain, Luxembourg, Finland, Italy (189)
  4. Austria, Denmark (188)
  5. France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden (187)
  6. Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand (186)
  7. USA, Great Britain, Greece, Czech Republic, Malta, Norway (185)
  8. Australia, Canada (184)
  9. Hungary (183)
  10. Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia (182)

The eight “lowest performing” passports in 2021:

109. North Korea (39)
110. Nepal and the Palestinian Territories (37)
111. Somalia (34)
112. Yemen (33)
113. Pakistan (31)
114. Syria (29)
115. Iraq (28)
116. Afghanistan (26)

The consequences of the coronavirus crisis on travel habits were also studied. According to the study, rich northern countries are still applying travel restrictions to combat not only the pandemic but also migration from the poorer south.

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