The Guide Passport Index employs a comprehensive methodology to evaluate and compare passports worldwide. By meticulously analyzing the visa requirements and policies imposed by destinations across the globe, the index ranks 199 passports in descending order. This number corresponds to the countries and territories that issue their own passports.
The ranking is primarily based on the number of visa-free travel destinations available to passport holders out of a total of 229 destinations. These destinations encompass countries and territories with independent passport systems. It is important to note that the index also considers 31 territories, which, although not issuing their own passports, are counted as destinations for the purpose of evaluation. This approach ensures a comprehensive assessment of each passport’s strength and the extent of travel freedom it provides.
The Guide Passport Index adheres to a comprehensive methodology outlined as follows: