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The Henley Passport Index, based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has been regularly tracking the most suitable passports in the world since 2006 and, according to its report, the Serbian passport is now in a situation worse than the latest measures.
The Serbian passport ranks 39th, with a score of 135, still following the downward trend in this index. This means that Serbian passport holders can enter 135 countries without a visa.
In July, the Serbian passport ranked 38th, while in April it ranked 36th.
The global gap in freedom of travel has never been bigger, says the latest report from the London firm for advice on citizenship and residence “Henley and Partners”.
The growing travel barriers introduced in the last 18 months of the kovida pandemic are said to have resulted in the largest global mobility gap in the index’s 16-year history.
How strong is the Serbian passport?
The index does not take into account time restrictions and, as they say, the passport holders at the top of the list, Japan and Singapore, can theoretically travel without visas to 192 destinations.
There are 166 more destinations than Afghans, which are at the bottom of the 199-passport index and only 26 countries can access them without a prior visa.
The ranking remains virtually unchanged in the top ten as we enter the last quarter of 2021. South Korea is tied with Germany in second place (with a score of 190) and Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain occupy the top spot. third place. (with a score of 189).
EU countries, as usual, dominate at the top of the list, Austria and Denmark are in fourth place and France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden are in fifth place.
New Zealand, which announced this week that it is moving away from its strategy of eliminating covid 19 in favor of the vaccine certificate system, is in sixth place alongside Belgium and Switzerland.
The United States and the United Kingdom, which together took first place in 2014, are now more modestly on the ranking list. They are in seventh place, next to the Czech Republic, Greece, Malta and Norway, with visa-free access to 185 destinations.
Australia and Canada are in eighth place, Hungary is in ninth place and Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia are in 10th place with a score of 182.