The Cypriot passport has surged in global rankings, securing its position among the most influential passports in the world.
With unrestricted entry to 180 countries without the need for a visa, the Cypriot passport has ascended to the 12th spot in the Henley Passport Index. This marks a noteworthy improvement from its previous rankings of 15th in the years 2019 to 2022 and 14th in 2019.
Notably, the Cyprus passport now shares the 12th position with Liechtenstein, surpassing the passports of several nations including the United Arab Emirates, Croatia, Monaco, and Hong Kong. It also closely trails the passports of Malaysia, Iceland, and Estonia.
The Henley Passport Index, a comprehensive global ranking of passports, positions the Singaporean passport as the most powerful, granting unrestricted entry to 193 countries. Tied for second place are passports from Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, and Sweden, allowing access to 190 countries. In the third position, passports from Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom offer entry to 189 countries.
On the flip side, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria are at the lower end of the ranking, granting access to 27, 29, and 30 countries respectively.
The countries that Cypriot passport holders have free access to:
**The Henley Passport Index relies on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and its rankings are determined by the number of countries passport holders can visit without the need for a visa. The index is a valuable tool for assessing global travel privileges and opportunities.**
By fLEXI tEAM