November 12, 2016

Passport, no Visa: Which Countries Can I Go To Without a Visa?

How many countries can I visit without a visa? 

This depends on the national passport you hold.  Recently, the Passport Index has released a 2016 ranking of the most powerful passports in the world. This list ranks Germany #1. German passport holders can enter 158 countries without a visa. The last ranked country is Afghanistan, with the ability to enter only 24 countries without a visa. 

Let’s look some countries and their passport ranking. Below, view the top ten countries with the most hits to the Authentic Journeys blog. 

**Click on the number of countries sentence to see the list of countries you can travel to with the passport in question. 


#1 Blog Visitor - United States
Passport Ranking 4

U.S. Passport

#1 Visitor count: 780,000 all time visitors to Authentic Journeys’ blog.

#2 Blog Visitor - India
Passport Ranking 77

Passport from Indai

#2 Visitor count: 303,000 all time visitors to Authentic Journeys’ blog.
#3 Blog Visitor - United Kingdom
Passport Ranking 3

A Passport from the United Kingdom

#3 Visitor count: 61,000 all time visitors to Authentic Journeys’ blog.
#4 Blog Visitor - Canada
Passport Ranking 6

Canadian Passport

 #4 Visitor count: 51,000 all time visitors to Authentic Journeys’ blog.

#5 Blog Visitor - France
Passport Ranking 3

French Passport

#5 Visitor count: 34,000 all time visitors to Authentic Journeys’ blog.
#6 Blog Visitor - Germany
Passport Ranking 1

French Passport

#6 Visitor count: 30,000 all time visitors to Authentic Journeys’ blog.

#7 Blog Visitor - China  
Passport Ranking 70

Chinese Passport

#7 Visitor count: 27,000 all time visitors to Authentic Journeys’ blog.
#8 Blog Visitor - Australia  
Passport Ranking 8

Passport of Australia

#8 Visitor count: 25,000 all time visitors to Authentic Journeys’ blog.

#9 Blog Visitor - Philippines
Passport Ranking 64

Philippino Passport

#9 Visitor count: 15,000 all time visitors to Authentic Journeys’ blog.

#10 Blog Visitor - Ukraine
Passport Ranking 48

Ukranian Passport

#10 Visitor count: 15,000 all time visitors to Authentic Journeys’ blog.

Do keep in mind that depending on the reason for your travel, different categories of visas are required. It's best to look at the embassy or consulate website of the country you want to visit for the most up to date visa types, regulations and application procedures. Happy and safe travels!  

Jennifer Kumar, author of this post is the Managing Director of Authentic Journeys, a corporate consulting and training company. Authentic Journeys is not a travel agency, nor does it provide legal or immigration advice. Consult with the proper agencies for your travel, legal and immigration needs. For corporate training needs, see our programs or contact us for more information. 

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