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Greece Among the World’s Top Offering Visa-free Global Travel Freedom

Photo source: Henley & Partners

Photo source: Henley & Partners

Greece is among the top six country groups in the world offering visa-free travel freedom, according to consultants Henley & Partners’ annual Visa Restriction index for 2014, released recently.

Passport holders from the first group — the UK, the United States, Finland, Germany and Sweden — have access to 174 countries visa free, the index reveals.

These are closely followed by Canada and Denmark allowing access to 173 countries, Belgium, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain to 172.

Austria, Ireland and Norway follow at 171, New Zealand, Singapore and Switzerland to 170.

Greece ranks sixth, providing access to 169 countries visa free.

Photo source: europa.eu

Photo source: europa.eu

In collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Henley & Partners analyze visa regulations of all countries and territories in the world and draw up an index which ranks each by the number of other countries that their citizens can travel to without having to get a visa.

The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions index is a global ranking of countries according to the travel freedom that their citizens enjoy.

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