Qatari passport ranks 52 in latest passport power index
Qatar ranks 52nd in a ‘Passport Index’ launched by global financial advisory firm, Arton Capital. The ranking is based on points accumulated for each country that the passport holder can travel visa-free.
The Passport Index is the world’s first online interactive tool, which collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world. Visitors of passportindex.org can discover the world’s passports on a map, by country name, by Passport Power Rank and even by the colour of their cover. The country list is based on the 193 UN member countries and 6 territories for a total of 199. The territories annexed to other countries are excluded. For the visa-free count, IATA’s Timaticweb platform and other sources are consulted.
In the GCC, the UAE is ranked in 47th place, with access to 72 countries visa free, Qatar shortly follows in 52nd place, whilst Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are both ranked at 57th in the list by passport power. The USA and UK top are ranked 1st, in tie at second place are ranked France, Germany and South Korea. At the bottom of the list are the passports of Solomon Islands, Myanmar (Burma), South Sudan, Sao Tome and Principe.