If you have citizenship in Sweden, you have a great deal of traveling power — Swedes can fly to 158 countries without ever showing a visa. This makes international travel cheaper and easier than it is for citizens of many other countries, like those of Afghanistan, who can only enter 24 countries without a visa.

The stark differences are revealed in the Passport Index, which ranks countries based on the number of nations where residents can go without purchasing a visa in advance or on arrival. Global financial advisory firm Arton Capital compiled government data from 193 countries and six territories to create the 2016 ranking.

Here are the 21 highest-ranking countries and the number of countries their citizens can visit without a visa.

21. JAPAN – 154 Countries

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19. GREECE – 154 Countries



  • Bill

    what a crock of shit…Canada is missing here and has one the most accepted passports in the world in the most countries.

    • envoycolin

      Bunch of Lairs ,Canada had access to 160 countries or so

      • Ben Tover

        canada has access to 172 countries with out a visa. more than the USA

  • Damrémont

    Canada, Australia and New Zealand should be on that list.

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  • Awuradebasa

    Where is my CANADA here???

  • Oz Hog

    Another load of bullshit selling advertising hits, of course all the European Union countries are on the list, they automatically get entry to about 35 countries to start with.

  • Bobby Kapoor

    New Zealand passport holders can travel to 170 countries and it is ranked 6th with Greece
    Source Wikipedia

  • Nicola Foodophile

    Australia is on the list!!! It’s just listed under Greece lol. It’s the blue one to the left in the pic… It even says “AUSTRALIA’ under the coat of arms…

  • Barbara Joy Buchanan

    Are you serious? Where is Canada and New Zealand. They are two countries with very highly sought after passports. Australia too has nearly the same number of countries. I think you need to do some more research!

    • Kate Attenboro

      Do you really think this “news””is accurate? It’s a joke!!

  • Peter M

    canadians sure WHINE a lot…..

  • zw

    Bunch of biased liars… Brazil has free access to 156 countries. Never believe what the media says.

  • XDs

    Wow, those Euro Union weenies sure have the lock on the R O W..

  • Schpeigel

    I see a few people who feel slighted because their country wasn’t listed; as I am a Canuck, who couldn’t even list 150 or so countries, which begs the question as to why it should even matter how many, especially if we have no desire to even go there.

    So we didn’t win the numbers game, and so what if we don’t; if the majority of citizens were allowed access to perhaps a country of their national origin, or parents home country, if they’re dual citizens.

    If we got to go to a handful of countries for vacation, wouldn’t that be enough ?, and if we could, would we even go ?

    Let’s assume that we only had access to maybe only 2 or 3 dozen countries at the most without a visa, wouldn’t that be enough for the majority of us ?

    I can think of maybe a half dozen countries that I’d even might be interested in visiting, and as I’m not a globe trotter, or international jet setter, I’m probably going to visit even fewer than that, and I’d argue that many posting on here, are not likely to visit quite so many countries either.

    Try and think of at least a half dozen countries that you could go to, if you were able to go, and determine the likelihood that you’d even go.

    Now if you could go without a visa, why should it matter that we wouldn’t have access to any other country without a visa ?, especially if we could just easily apply for a visa for a country not listed.

    This seems to be a case of “much ado about nothing” in my opinion, and as our home country is one of the largest in the world, and could easily fit many other countries inside and still have a little room for more; we have so much to explore right here at home.

    As most of us here are North American, we can easily travel throughout Canada and the U.S., go from the high Arctic to the Tropics, to the desert and beyond, and explore so much cultural diversity.

    In my less than humble opinion, I think that we are the luckiest people of all to have so much, which begs the question as to why we want more, or go elsewhere.

  • burnett blackmon

    how many of these hundred plus countries that y’all are arguing about are y’all going to?

  • Ozzie Barreto

    Fake list…top three passports, US ,Great Britain, and the Eurpeon Union.