Greece’s passport has clout. That’s what the recent Passport Index released by Arton Capital found, ranking it among the world’s top four strongest.
More specifically, the Greek passport is ranked in the fourth power rank of passports together with those of Sweden, Singapore, France, Belgium, Norway and Malta.
The most powerful passport in the world belongs to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in rank 1, allowing travel to 176 countries, visa-free travel to 118 and visa on arrival to 58. Only 22 countries require a visa from UAE travelers.
The next two passport power groups include those form Finland, Luxemburg and Spain – rank 2 with access to 168 countries, followed by rank 3 with Denmark, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Ireland and the US – with visa-free travel to 167 territories.
The Greek passport opens doors to 166 countries, while securing visa-free travel to 124, visa on arrival to 42, and 32 countries requiring a visa.
The world’s weakest passports are from Syria ranked 91st, Iraq (92nd) and last on the list, Afghanistan (93rd) which gains access to 30 countries.
Earlier this year, the 2019 Henley Passport Index ranked the Greek passport 7th in the world in terms of strength with Japan passport holders in the lead allowed to travel visa-free to 190 destinations.