Ecuador’s Passport Ranking in Latin America Lower Than Expected
The Henley Passport Index 2023, a global passport ranking, recently detailed the strength of passports from around the world based on the number of destinations their holders can enter without a visa.
It surprisingly revealed that Ecuador’s passport ranks amongst the weakest in Latin America and the Caribbean. Holders of an Ecuadorian passport can access at least 92 countries visa-free.
Latin American Passport Ranking
In this global ranking, the top Latin American passport is Chile, which allows visa-free entry to 174 destinations. Argentina, with 169 countries, and Brazil, with 168 destinations, follow closely. Other Latin American countries with stronger passports than Ecuador include Mexico, Panama, Peru, El Salvador, Honduras, Colombia, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. Interestingly, countries with weaker passports than Ecuador are Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Haiti, with Haiti having the weakest passport, granting its holders visa-free entry to only 52 countries.
The World’s Most Valuable Passports
As per the global ranking, the most valuable passport is Singapore’s, which allows visa-free entry to a whopping 193 countries. Eight countries share the second spot, with their passports enabling visa-free entry to 192 countries. These countries are Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, and Sweden. The third spot is shared by six countries – Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom – whose passports allow visa-free entry to 189 countries. Hence, the top three spots consist of the world’s 15 most valuable passports.
Ecuador’s Global Passport Ranking
Ecuador’s passport ranks 60th in the global ranking, sharing the spot with Vanuatu, an Oceanic country. Unfortunately, Afghanistan has the weakest passport, with its holders only able to enter 27 countries without a visa.
About the Henley Passport Index
The Henley Passport Index, compiled by the London-based consultancy Henley & Partners, includes 199 passports worldwide and 227 travel destinations. The data used to compile this index comes from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
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