Emirati passport ranked as the best among Arab countries

Passports from the UAE will get you access to 172 countries around the world with no visa or a visa on arrival

Emirati passport ranked as the best among Arab countries

Emirati passports are the best among the Arab nations based on how many countries it can be used to enter without requiring the owner to apply for a visa in advance.

According to the Henley World Index 2019, the UAE came 15th globally as owners of this passport can easily enter 172 countries.

The joint-top passports were from Japan and Singapore, with citizens from these countries having access to 190 countries out of 227 places looked at by the organisers of the HWI.

Germany, South Korea and Finland came in second place, with Denmark, Italy and Luxembourg in third.

Out of the Arab States, Kuwait came in second, with access to 93 countries, ranking 56th globally. Bahrain came in fourth place, with access to 81 countries.

Afghanistan came in bottom place, with owners of this passport only being granted access to 25 countries without a visa or with a visa on arrival.

The Henley World Index, which is updated throughout the year, is based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Henley & Partners first started the ranking in 2006.

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