Henley & Partners has updated the rating of passports that reflects freedom of movement for citizens of different countries.
Uzbekistan lost one position and now occupies the 81st place. Citizens of the Republic can travel to 58 countries visa-free.
Japan, Singapore and South Korea share the first place. Citizens of these countries have the right to visit 189 countries without a visa. Germany was ranked second (188 countries). The third place is occupied by five countries – Denmark, Finland, France, Italy and Sweden (187 countries).
Great Britain and the USA are still far from the first place in 2015. The United Kingdom now ranks 5th (no visas required for 185 countries), the United States – 6th (184 countries). UK has not yet been affected by the Brexit. Decline of the country's position in the rating, first of all, is connected with the improvement of the results of Asian countries.
Among the CIS countries, Ukraine has the best index (40th place, 128 countries) followed by Moldova (45th place, 121 countries) and Russia (47th place, 118 countries). In Central Asia, Kazakhstan has the best indicator (65th place, 76 countries).
Afghanistan and Iraq are at the bottom of rating – 30 countries without visa requirements.
For information, the Passport Index has been announced by Henley & Partners since 2006 in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA).