World Openness Score

Passport Index tracks the progression of the world’s ease of mobility and keeps track of historic Visa-Free Scores (VFS) and Global Passport Power Rank (Rank) for each country.

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World Openness Score
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World Openness Score 2016
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World Openness Score 2015
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World Openness Score
Afghanistan 23 | 98 ↓ 23 ↓ | 95 24 | 95
Albania 94 ↑ | 47 ↓ 93 ↓ | 45 ↓ 94 | 44
Algeria 47 | 80 ↓ 47 | 77 ↑ 47 | 78
Andorra 138 ↑ | 18 137 ↓ | 18 ↑ 138 | 20
Angola 43 | 84 ↓ 43 ↓ | 81 44 | 81
Antigua and Barbuda 124 ↑ | 26 123 ↓ | 26 124 | 26
Argentina 141 ↑ | 16 ↓ 140 ↓ | 15 ↑ 142 | 16
Armenia 58 | 69 ↓ 58 ↓ | 66 60 | 66
Australia 153 ↑ | 6 152 ↑ | 6 ↑ 151 | 8
Austria 155 ↑ | 4 ↑ 153 ↓ | 5 ↓ 155 | 4
Azerbaijan 61 | 66 ↓ 61 ↓ | 63 ↑ 62 | 64
Bahamas 129 | 23 ↓ 129 ↓ | 22 ↑ 130 | 23
Bahrain 73 ↑ | 56 ↓ 72 | 54 ↑ 72 | 56
Bangladesh 35 | 92 ↓ 35 ↓ | 89 ↓ 37 | 88
Barbados 132 ↑ | 21 131 ↓ | 21 ↑ 132 | 22
Belarus 67 | 60 ↓ 67 | 57 ↑ 67 | 60
Belgium 155 ↑ | 4 154 ↓ | 4 ↓ 156 | 3
Belize 82 | 51 ↓ 82 ↓ | 49 83 | 49
Benin 55 | 72 ↓ 55 ↓ | 69 57 | 69
Bhutan 48 | 79 ↓ 48 ↓ | 76 49 | 76
Bolivia 67 | 60 ↓ 67 ↑ | 57 ↑ 66 | 61
Bosnia and Herzegovina 99 ↑ | 46 ↓ 98 | 44 ↓ 98 | 43
Botswana 69 | 59 ↓ 69 ↑ | 56 ↑ 68 | 59
Brazil 143 | 14 ↓ 143 ↑ | 12 ↑ 141 | 17
Brunei 134 | 20 134 ↓ | 20 ↑ 136 | 21
Bulgaria 143 ↑ | 14 141 ↓ | 14 144 | 14
Burkina Faso 52 | 75 ↓ 52 ↓ | 72 ↑ 53 | 73
Burundi 42 | 85 ↓ 42 | 82 ↑ 42 | 83
Cambodia 48 ↓ | 79 ↓ 49 ↓ | 75 51 | 75
Cameroon 43 | 84 ↓ 43 ↓ | 81 44 | 81
Canada 154 ↑ | 5 ↑ 152 ↓ | 6 153 | 6
Cape Verde 63 | 64 ↓ 63 ↑ | 61 ↑ 61 | 65
Central African Republic 44 | 83 ↓ 44 ↓ | 80 ↓ 46 | 79
Chad 48 | 79 ↓ 48 | 76 ↑ 48 | 77
Chile 140 ↑ | 17 138 ↓ | 17 ↑ 140 | 18
China 57 ↑ | 70 ↓ 56 ↑ | 67 ↑ 54 | 71
Colombia 104 | 42 ↓ 104 | 39 ↑ 104 | 40
Comoros 47 | 80 ↓ 47 | 77 ↑ 47 | 78
Congo 43 | 84 ↓ 43 | 81 ↑ 43 | 82
Congo (Dem. Rep.) 39 | 88 ↓ 39 | 85 ↑ 39 | 86
Costa Rica 121 | 29 ↓ 121 | 28 ↑ 121 | 29
Cote Divoire (Ivory Coast) 54 | 73 ↓ 54 ↓ | 70 56 | 70
Croatia 143 ↑ | 14 141 | 14 ↑ 141 | 17
Cuba 60 | 67 ↓ 60 ↓ | 64 ↑ 61 | 65
Cyprus 145 ↑ | 13 ↓ 143 ↓ | 12 147 | 12
Czech Republic 152 ↑ | 7 ↑ 150 ↓ | 8 ↓ 152 | 7
Denmark 156 ↑ | 3 ↑ 154 ↓ | 4 ↓ 156 | 3
Djibouti 40 | 87 ↓ 40 ↓ | 84 ↓ 42 | 83
Dominica 112 ↑ | 36 ↓ 111 ↓ | 34 ↑ 112 | 36
Dominican Republic 52 | 75 ↓ 52 | 72 ↑ 52 | 74
Ecuador 75 | 54 ↓ 75 ↑ | 52 ↑ 74 | 54
Egypt 48 | 79 ↓ 48 ↓ | 75 ↑ 49 | 76
El Salvador 111 ↑ | 37 ↓ 110 ↑ | 35 ↑ 108 | 38
Equatorial Guinea 43 | 84 ↓ 43 ↓ | 81 ↓ 45 | 80
Eritrea 36 | 91 ↓ 36 ↓ | 88 ↓ 38 | 87
Estonia 148 ↑ | 11 146 ↓ | 11 ↑ 147 | 12
Ethiopia 34 | 93 ↓ 34 ↓ | 90 35 | 90
Fiji 74 | 55 ↓ 74 ↓ | 53 ↓ 76 | 52
Finland 156 ↑ | 3 155 ↓ | 3 ↓ 157 | 2
France 156 ↑ | 3 155 ↓ | 3 ↓ 157 | 2
Gabon 48 | 79 ↓ 48 ↓ | 76 49 | 76
Gambia 63 | 64 ↓ 63 ↓ | 61 ↑ 65 | 62
Georgia 67 | 60 ↓ 67 ↓ | 57 ↑ 68 | 59
Germany 158 ↑ | 1 157 ↓ | 1 158 | 1
Ghana 57 | 70 ↓ 57 ↓ | 67 ↓ 61 | 65
Greece 153 ↑ | 6 ↑ 151 ↓ | 7 ↓ 154 | 5
Grenada 115 | 34 ↓ 115 ↓ | 32 ↑ 117 | 33
Guatemala 107 | 40 ↓ 107 ↓ | 37 ↑ 108 | 38
Guinea 54 | 73 ↓ 54 ↓ | 70 ↑ 55 | 71
Guinea-Bissau 47 | 80 ↓ 47 ↓ | 77 ↓ 49 | 76
Guyana 74 | 55 ↓ 74 ↓ | 53 75 | 53
Haiti 52 | 75 ↓ 52 | 72 ↑ 52 | 74
Honduras 110 | 38 ↓ 110 ↓ | 35 ↑ 111 | 37
Hong Kong 140 ↑ | 17 ↓ 139 ↓ | 16 ↑ 140 | 18
Hungary 151 ↑ | 8 150 ↓ | 8 ↓ 152 | 7
Iceland 152 ↑ | 7 ↑ 150 | 8 ↑ 150 | 9
India 45 ↓ | 82 ↓ 46 ↓ | 78 ↓ 48 | 77
Indonesia 58 ↑ | 69 ↓ 57 ↑ | 67 ↑ 56 | 70
Iran 36 | 91 ↓ 36 | 88 ↑ 36 | 89
Iraq 28 | 96 ↓ 28 ↓ | 93 29 | 93
Ireland 154 ↑ | 5 ↑ 152 ↓ | 6 ↓ 154 | 5
Israel 137 ↑ | 19 136 ↓ | 19 ↑ 138 | 20
Italy 155 ↑ | 4 154 ↓ | 4 ↓ 156 | 3
Jamaica 76 | 53 ↓ 76 ↓ | 52 ↓ 77 | 51
Japan 155 ↑ | 4 154 | 4 ↑ 154 | 5
Jordan 46 | 81 ↓ 46 ↓ | 78 ↓ 48 | 77
Kazakhstan 69 | 59 ↓ 69 ↑ | 56 ↑ 68 | 59
Kenya 64 | 63 ↓ 64 ↓ | 60 ↑ 65 | 62
Kiribati 103 | 43 ↓ 103 ↑ | 40 ↑ 73 | 55
Kosovo 39 | 88 ↓ 39 ↓ | 85 ↓ 41 | 84
Kuwait 82 ↑ | 51 ↓ 81 | 50 81 | 50
Kyrgyzstan 58 | 69 ↓ 58 ↓ | 66 ↑ 59 | 67
Laos 45 | 82 ↓ 45 ↓ | 79 46 | 79
Latvia 149 ↑ | 10 147 ↓ | 10 ↑ 148 | 11
Lebanon 38 | 89 ↓ 38 ↓ | 86 ↓ 40 | 85
Lesotho 66 | 61 ↓ 66 ↓ | 58 ↑ 68 | 59
Liberia 44 | 83 ↓ 44 ↓ | 80 ↓ 46 | 79
Libya 37 | 90 ↓ 37 | 87 ↑ 37 | 88
Liechtenstein 147 ↑ | 12 ↓ 146 | 11 ↑ 146 | 13
Lithuania 149 ↑ | 10 147 | 10 ↑ 147 | 12
Luxembourg 155 ↑ | 4 ↑ 153 ↓ | 5 ↓ 155 | 4
Macao 116 ↑ | 33 ↓ 115 ↑ | 32 ↑ 113 | 35
Macedonia (FYROM) 106 | 41 ↓ 106 ↓ | 38 ↑ 107 | 39
Madagascar 49 | 78 ↓ 49 | 75 ↑ 49 | 76
Malawi 65 | 62 ↓ 65 ↓ | 59 ↑ 67 | 60
Malaysia 154 ↑ | 5 153 ↑ | 5 ↑ 151 | 8
Maldives 72 | 57 ↓ 72 ↓ | 54 74 | 54
Mali 51 | 76 ↓ 51 ↓ | 73 53 | 73
Malta 150 ↑ | 9 148 ↓ | 9 ↓ 151 | 8
Marshall Islands 102 | 44 ↓ 102 ↑ | 41 ↑ 67 | 60
Mauritania 52 | 75 ↓ 52 ↓ | 72 54 | 72
Mauritius 118 | 32 ↓ 118 | 30 ↑ 118 | 32
Mexico 130 ↑ | 22 ↑ 128 ↑ | 23 ↑ 127 | 25
Micronesia 99 ↑ | 46 ↓ 98 ↑ | 44 ↑ 64 | 63
Moldova 104 | 42 ↓ 104 | 39 ↑ 104 | 40
Monaco 143 ↑ | 14 ↓ 142 ↓ | 13 ↑ 144 | 14
Mongolia 57 | 70 ↓ 57 ↓ | 67 ↓ 60 | 66
Montenegro 101 | 45 ↓ 101 ↓ | 42 ↓ 102 | 41
Morocco 55 | 72 ↓ 55 ↓ | 69 ↓ 58 | 68
Mozambique 48 | 79 ↓ 48 ↓ | 76 49 | 76
Myanmar [Burma] 40 ↑ | 87 ↓ 39 ↓ | 85 ↓ 42 | 83
Namibia 64 | 63 ↓ 64 ↓ | 60 ↑ 65 | 62
Nauru 70 | 58 ↓ 70 ↓ | 55 ↑ 72 | 56
Nepal 37 | 90 ↓ 37 ↓ | 87 ↓ 40 | 85
Netherlands 155 ↑ | 4 154 ↓ | 4 ↓ 156 | 3
New Zealand 153 ↑ | 6 152 ↓ | 6 153 | 6
Nicaragua 102 ↑ | 44 ↓ 101 | 42 101 | 42
Niger 49 | 78 ↓ 49 ↓ | 75 ↓ 52 | 74
Nigeria 41 | 86 ↓ 41 ↓ | 83 42 | 83
North Korea 39 | 88 ↓ 39 ↓ | 85 40 | 85
Norway 156 ↑ | 3 155 | 3 ↑ 155 | 4
Oman 70 ↑ | 58 ↓ 69 ↓ | 56 ↑ 70 | 57
Pakistan 26 | 97 ↓ 26 ↓ | 94 27 | 94
Palau 99 | 46 ↓ 99 ↑ | 43 ↑ 65 | 62
Palestinian Territories 37 | 90 ↓ 37 | 87 ↑ 37 | 88
Panama 116 ↑ | 33 ↓ 115 ↓ | 32 ↑ 117 | 33
Papua New Guinea 67 | 60 ↓ 67 ↓ | 57 ↑ 69 | 58
Paraguay 116 | 33 ↓ 116 | 31 ↑ 116 | 34
Peru 119 ↑ | 31 118 ↑ | 31 ↑ 85 | 47
Philippines 60 | 67 ↓ 60 ↓ | 64 62 | 64
Poland 150 ↑ | 9 148 ↓ | 9 150 | 9
Portugal 155 ↑ | 4 ↑ 153 ↓ | 5 ↓ 155 | 4
Qatar 77 | 52 ↓ 77 ↑ | 51 ↑ 75 | 53
Romania 142 ↑ | 15 140 ↓ | 15 143 | 15
Russian Federation 103 | 43 ↓ 103 ↓ | 40 104 | 40
Rwanda 48 | 79 ↓ 48 ↑ | 76 ↑ 46 | 79
Saint Kitts and Nevis 123 | 27 ↓ 123 ↓ | 26 124 | 26
Saint Lucia 118 | 32 ↓ 118 ↓ | 30 ↑ 119 | 31
Samoa 110 | 38 ↓ 110 ↓ | 35 ↑ 111 | 37
San Marino 138 ↑ | 18 137 ↓ | 18 ↑ 139 | 19
Sao Tome and Principe 53 | 74 ↓ 53 | 71 ↑ 53 | 73
Saudi Arabia 67 ↑ | 60 ↓ 66 ↓ | 58 ↑ 68 | 59
Senegal 53 | 74 ↓ 53 ↓ | 71 ↓ 56 | 70
Serbia 111 ↑ | 37 ↓ 110 ↓ | 35 ↑ 112 | 36
Seychelles 126 ↑ | 25 125 ↑ | 25 ↑ 123 | 27
Sierra Leone 56 | 71 ↓ 56 ↓ | 68 ↑ 57 | 69
Singapore 157 ↑ | 2 156 ↑ | 2 ↑ 155 | 4
Slovakia 149 ↑ | 10 147 ↓ | 10 149 | 10
Slovenia 149 ↑ | 10 147 ↓ | 10 149 | 10
Solomon Islands 109 | 39 ↓ 109 ↑ | 36 ↑ 76 | 52
Somalia 30 | 94 ↓ 30 ↓ | 91 ↑ 31 | 92
South Africa 90 | 48 ↓ 90 ↓ | 46 ↓ 91 | 45
South Korea 153 ↑ | 6 152 ↓ | 6 ↓ 156 | 3
South Sudan 34 | 93 ↓ 34 ↓ | 90 ↓ 36 | 89
Spain 156 ↑ | 3 155 ↓ | 3 ↓ 157 | 2
Sri Lanka 35 | 92 ↓ 35 ↓ | 89 ↓ 39 | 86
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 120 ↑ | 30 ↓ 119 ↓ | 29 121 | 29
Sudan 36 | 91 ↓ 36 | 88 ↑ 36 | 89
Suriname 70 | 58 ↓ 70 | 55 ↑ 70 | 57
Swaziland 64 | 63 ↓ 64 ↓ | 60 ↑ 66 | 61
Sweden 157 ↑ | 2 156 ↓ | 2 ↓ 158 | 1
Switzerland 155 | 4 ↓ 155 ↓ | 3 ↓ 157 | 2
Syria 29 | 95 ↓ 29 ↓ | 92 ↓ 32 | 91
Taiwan 119 | 31 ↓ 119 ↓ | 29 ↑ 120 | 30
Tajikistan 54 | 73 ↓ 54 ↓ | 70 56 | 70
Tanzania 62 | 65 ↓ 62 | 62 ↑ 62 | 64
Thailand 70 | 58 ↓ 70 ↓ | 55 ↑ 72 | 56
Timor-Leste 84 | 50 ↓ 84 | 48 84 | 48
Togo 50 | 77 ↓ 50 ↓ | 74 ↓ 53 | 73
Tonga 107 | 40 ↓ 107 ↓ | 37 ↑ 108 | 38
Trinidad and Tobago 121 | 29 ↓ 121 ↓ | 28 ↓ 123 | 27
Tunisia 61 ↑ | 66 ↓ 60 ↓ | 64 ↑ 61 | 65
Turkey 104 | 42 ↓ 104 ↑ | 39 ↑ 102 | 41
Turkmenistan 49 | 78 ↓ 49 ↓ | 75 ↓ 52 | 74
Tuvalu 107 | 40 ↓ 107 ↑ | 37 ↑ 74 | 54
Uganda 57 | 70 ↓ 57 ↓ | 67 ↑ 58 | 68
Ukraine 87 | 49 ↓ 87 ↑ | 47 ↓ 86 | 46
United Arab Emirates 122 | 28 ↓ 122 | 27 ↑ 122 | 28
United Kingdom 156 ↑ | 3 155 ↓ | 3 ↓ 157 | 2
United States of America 156 ↑ | 3 155 | 3 ↑ 155 | 4
Uruguay 128 ↑ | 24 127 ↓ | 24 129 | 24
Uzbekistan 54 | 73 ↓ 54 ↓ | 70 ↑ 55 | 71
Vanuatu 113 ↑ | 35 ↓ 112 | 33 ↑ 112 | 36
Vatican City 130 ↑ | 22 129 | 22 ↑ 129 | 24
Venezuela 121 | 29 ↓ 121 ↓ | 28 122 | 28
Viet Nam 48 | 79 ↓ 48 ↓ | 76 ↓ 51 | 75
Yemen 40 | 87 ↓ 40 ↓ | 84 41 | 84
Zambia 59 | 68 ↓ 59 ↓ | 65 61 | 65
Zimbabwe 58 | 69 ↓ 58 ↓ | 66 ↑ 59 | 67