Passports Ranked According to Number of Countries for Which Visa-Free Travel is Permitted. How Did the US Passport Stack Up? Who Topped The List?

Passports are travel documents that allow people to travel from one country to another.  However, sometimes it’s not as simple as just showing your passport at border patrol.  Depending on the circumstances, there may be restrictions that apply.  When producing your passport, there may be additional requirements such as acquiring a visa.  Specific countries have specific visa regulations dependent on which country you are traveling to. 

Brtish Passport Visa Free TravelWith that being said, a recent study found that the British passport allows for visa-free travel between the UK and 166 different countries.  The previous leaders in visa-free travel were the Danes.  People from Denmark can travel to 164 countries without a visa.

The top 10 list of countries for which a passport will suffice when traveling abroad include Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Sweden.  The United States passport also made the top 10, coming in 7th place despite being the leader in 2006.  Countries with the lowest visa free ranking and most passport restrictions include China, India, North Korea and Russia.

Being able to get on a plane and knowing that your passport will be sufficient takes an enormous weight off a passport holder’s shoulders.   Traveling can be stressful enough without having to deal with passport issues and visa restrictions.

If you are a US citizen and you are interested in getting an expedited US Passport to fill up with passport stamps or if you are interested in getting a US Passport Card, visit us at or call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with a Live Passport Agent.  (877) 937-7277 (All 50 States) or (212) 643-9305 New York Passport Agency.  Rush Passport™ Official US Passport Expeditors, serving Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Westchester County, Nassau County & Suffolk County, Long Island, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Miami, Florida.

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