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Passport rank
3rd
Visa-free travel to
192 Destinations
United Kingdom

United Kingdom

United Kingdom passport ranking

The British passport is currently ranked 3rd place on the Guide Passport Index. It provides visa-free access to 192 countries. This makes it one of the most desirable passports in the world with a very high mobility score. British passport holders have visa-free and visas on arrival access to countries such as Brazil, Japan, Peru, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United States and the entire European Union allowing almost instant travel worldwide. British passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 37 destinations in the world. Some countries where a visa is required are Russia, China, Cuba and Iran.

Passport rank
3rd
Visa-free travel to
192 Destinations
Visa free access
145 Destinations
Albania
Albania
Andorra
Andorra
Angola
Angola
Anguilla
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Argentina
Armenia
Armenia
Aruba
Aruba
Austria
Austria
Bahamas
Bahamas
Barbados
Barbados
Belarus
Belarus
Belgium
Belgium
Belize
Belize
Bermuda
Bermuda
Bolivia
Bolivia
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Botswana
Brazil
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Brunei
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Cape Verde
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Chile
Chile
Colombia
Colombia
Cook Islands
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Croatia
Croatia
Curacao
Curacao
Cyprus
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Denmark
Denmark
Dominica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
El Salvador
Estonia
Estonia
Eswatini
Eswatini
Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Fiji
Finland
Finland
France
France
French Guiana
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Polynesia
French West Indies
French West Indies
Gambia
Gambia
Georgia
Georgia
Germany
Germany
Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Greece
Greece
Greenland
Greenland
Grenada
Grenada
Guam
Guam
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guyana
Guyana
Haiti
Haiti
Honduras
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hungary
Hungary
Iceland
Iceland
Ireland
Ireland
Israel
Israel
Italy
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Japan
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Latvia
Lesotho
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Macao
Macao
Malawi
Malawi
Malaysia
Malaysia
Malta
Malta
Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mayotte
Mexico
Mexico
Micronesia
Micronesia
Moldova
Moldova
Monaco
Monaco
Mongolia
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montenegro
Montserrat
Montserrat
Morocco
Morocco
Mozambique
Mozambique
Namibia
Namibia
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Norway
Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Territories
Panama
Panama
Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
Philippines
Philippines
Poland
Poland
Portugal
Portugal
Reunion
Reunion
Romania
Romania
Rwanda
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
San Marino
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Senegal
Serbia
Serbia
Singapore
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Africa
South Korea
South Korea
Spain
Spain
St. Helena
St. Helena
St. Maarten
St. Maarten
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Suriname
Sweden
Sweden
Switzerland
Switzerland
Taiwan
Taiwan
Thailand
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Ukraine
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Vatican City
Venezuela
Venezuela
Vietnam
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna
Wallis and Futuna
Zambia
Zambia

United Kingdom Passport Ranking

The United Kingdom passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow United Kingdom passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow United Kingdom passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 145 United Kingdom passport visa-free countries, 36 United Kingdom visa-on-arrival countries, and 11 eTA destinations.

Altogether, United Kingdom passport holders can enter a total of 192 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the United Kingdom passport ranks 3 in the world.

Separate from these United Kingdom visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 37 additional destinations which United Kingdom passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

About United Kingdom

 

The island nation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland consists of twelve regions and is located in Western Europe bordering Ireland and the North Sea. The most important regions are Greater London, North West and Wales. The United Kingdom has a surface area of 242,495 square kilometers and is therefore 11th largest country in Europe. Its climate is temperate with mild winters and cool summers.

The overall population is over 67.08 million people. The capital of the country is London, which is also the most populous city with 8.9 million inhabitants. Other important cities are Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow. The largest airport is Heathrow Airport (LHR) with more than 80,8 million yearly passengers followed by London Gatwick (LGW) with around 46 million annual passengers. LHR is the busiest airport in Europe and provides access to destinations all around the world.

British culture is dominated by a mix of languages and cultures originating from its time as an empire. The majority of the population is of Christian belief. The official language of the country is English. The legal system is the common law. The government type is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, represented by king Charles III as chief of state. The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is currently the head of government. Elections are being held every 5 years.

The official currency of the country is the British Pound (GBP) with the current exchange rate being GBP 0.9 to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $3.1 trillion, making it the 9th largest economy in the world. Its citizens have a per capita income of $46,827. The GDP is mostly made up of 2 key sectors, which are services and industry. Its main goods of export are machine tools, power equipment, aircraft, motor vehicles, metals, cereals, potatoes and vegetables.

The United Kingdom is filled with a variety of urban and natural tourism destinations and attractions. It is known for its picturesque medieval towns and different cultural facets due to its international history. Some of the major destinations include Stonehenge, the Tower of London, the Roman Baths, the British Museum, the Chester Zoo, the Lake District National Park and Warwick castle. The country has a total of 32 UNESCO world heritage sites. There are a total of approximately 38 million tourists visiting every year with the majority originating from the United States and Europe. The United Kingdom is the 10th most visited country in the world.

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