According to the latest data from the Henley and Partners Passport Index ranking the Croatian passport is the 20th most powerful, or indeed useful in the world.
The Henley Passport Index is the original and most authoritative passport index, with historical data spanning 14 years. The index and its contents are based on data provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) and supplemented, enhanced, and updated using extensive in-house research and open-source online data. The index includes 199 different passports and 227 different travel destinations. Updated in real-time throughout the year, as and when visa-policy changes come into effect, the Henley Passport Index is the most robust and reliable index of its kind.
And Croatia is ranked in 20th position, tied with San Marino and the United Arab Emirates. Ever since joining the European Union the strength of the Croatian passport has slowly risen. In 2010 the passport was ranked as the 35th most powerful in the world and the rise has been steady.
And the most powerful passport in the world is, or rather are, Japan and Singapore. And then in joint second place Finland, Germany and South Korea. And right at the bottom of the list is Afghanistan, right behind Iraq.
The strength of the UK passport has fallen slightly, mainly due to the uncertainties over Brexit. “Throughout most of the index’s long history, the UK has held one of the top five places in the ranking. However, with its exit from the EU now imminent, and coupled with ongoing confusion about the terms of its departure, the UK’s once-strong position looks increasingly uncertain,” commented Henley and Partners. The UK passport is ranked as the sixth most powerful passport.