Serbian passport has been ranked 36th globally and 2nd in the region by Henley & Partners which evaluates passports from each individual country by the number of countries their holders can enter without visas, the Beta news agency said on Monday.
According to the Henley Passport Index, Serbian citizens can travel visa-free to 130 countries, compared to Japan which tops the list with visa-free travel for its passport holders to 189 of the 218 countries in the world.
Of the countries of the Western Balkans, European Union member state Croatia is ranked 16th with its citizens able to travel to 169 countries without visas. North Macedonia is 41st with 125 countries not requiring visas for its citizens, Montenegro is ranked 43rd with 123 countries and Bosnia-Herzegovina is ranked 47th with 118 countries not requiring visas of its passport holders.
Serbia has advanced one step on the Henley Passport Index since the previous annual report. Henley & Partners says on its web site that the ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information.
(Sputnik News, 18.04.2021)
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