08 October 2021

The Henley Passport Index: Q4 2021 Global Ranking.

The Henley Passport Index includes 199 different passports and 227 different travel destinations. Updated quarterly, the Henley Passport Index is considered the standard reference tool for global citizens and sovereign states when assessing where a passport ranks on the global mobility spectrum.

The index comes at a time when countries are easing travel restrictions for international visitors after almost two years since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rankings are based on the survey of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) data.

Sri Lanka rank has slipped by eight places compared to last year and stands at number 107 on the list.

Japan and Singapore hold the first rank on the passport index.

Top 5 countries in the Index:

  • Rank 1: Japan, Singapore
  • Rank 2: Germany, South Korea
  • Rank 3: Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain
  • Rank 4: Austria, Denmark
  • Rank 5: France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden

World’s 5 least powerful passports:

  • Yemen
  • Pakistan 
  • Syria 
  • Iraq 
  • Afghanistan



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