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Ukraine moves up in ranking of most influential passports

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Author: Maria Kholina

According to a report by Henley & Partners, the Ukrainian passport has moved up four positions in the international ranking. It now holds the 30th spot in terms of the number of countries that Ukrainian citizens can visit without a visa.

This improvement is credited to Ukraine's recent agreements with Djibouti, Israel, and Suriname, which have granted visa-free travel for Ukrainian nationals. As a result, the total number of countries with visa-free access for Ukraine has grown to an impressive 146.

Ukraine shares the 30th place with Grenada and Saint Lucia.

Here is the list of top-ranking countries:

1. Singapore (citizens can visit 192 countries without a visa)
2. Italy, Germany, Spain (citizens can visit 190 countries without a visa)
3. Austria, Luxembourg, Finland, France, Sweden, South Korea, Japan (citizens can visit 189 countries without a visa)
4. Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom (citizens can visit 188 countries without a visa)
5. Belgium, Czech Republic, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Portugal (citizens can visit 187 countries without a visa)
6. Australia, Hungary, Poland (citizens can visit 186 countries without a visa)
7. Canada, Greece (citizens can visit 185 countries without a visa)
8. Lithuania, USA (citizens can visit 184 countries without a visa)
9. Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia (citizens can visit 183 countries without a visa)
10. Estonia, Iceland (citizens can visit 182 countries without a visa)

This year's rankings differ from previous ones, as Japan, after five years, didn't secure the top position.

Last year's results

In the 2022 ranking by Henley & Partners, Ukraine held the 134th position, with its citizens enjoying visa-free travel to 143 countries. The significant improvement this year showcases Ukraine's growing global travel opportunities.