Canada has many great things, and it appears our passport is one of them, despite not being able to use it for some time.
According to Henley Passport Index, Canada ranks #8, along with Australia, when it comes to travel freedom of holders.
Henley & Partners ranks 199 passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.
“Generally, visa requirements are a reflection of a country’s relationship with others, and take into account diplomatic relationships between countries, reciprocal visa arrangements, security risks, and the dangers of visa and immigration regulation violations,” Dr. Christian H. Kälin, chairman of Henley & Partners, told the Telegraph in 2017.
The list is determined by which 227 countries of which the passport holder can enter. Topping the list was Japan and Singapore. Passport holders from each country can enter 192 countries visa-free.
Canada (184) was one point behind the United States and the United Kingdom (185) in the top 25 most powerful passports.
Angola (50), Egypt (51), and Burundi (51) bottomed out the list.
Since Henley & Partners began ranking, Canada reached its highest ranking at the #6 spots twice, in 2006 and 2010.
Japan has remained within the top 10 since ranking began, falling lowest in 2010, at Canada’s highest position, at #6.
The world’s 25 most powerful passports
1. Japan, Singapore, 192 countries can be visited without a visa
2. German, South Korea, 190
3. Finland, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, 189
4. Austria, Denmark 187
5 France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden 187
6. Belgium, New Zealand, and Switzerland, 186
7. Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Norway, United Kingdom, United States 185
8. Australia, Canada 184