As the weather heats up and Greek citizens plan for their summer holidays, it is good to know that the Greek passport is the 6th highest ranking passport in the world, granting visa-free travel to 190 countries, according to the 2024 Henley Passport Index.

The Henley Passport Index compares the visa-free access of 199 different passports to 227 travel destinations, and is based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Joking aside, Henley & Partners says the ranking is an important assessment tool to show which passports provide the best global mobility.

In addition to being a reflection of the perceived safety, stability and foreign affairs policies of a country, visa-free access is an important consideration for international investors seeking citizenship and residency opportunities through golden visas.

The 2024 Henley Passport Index

This year’s index shows that the best passport is from Singapore, and the worst is from Afghanistan, with the passports granting access to 195 and just 28 countries, respectively.

According to Henley, top ranked passports give access to over 190 countries, while second tier passports enable holders to visit 170-190 countries.

In detail, the first 6 spots are held by the following countries, ranked in accordance with the number of countries they grant access to:

  1. Singapore – 195 countries
  2. France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain – 194 countries
  3. Austria, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, South Korea and Sweden – 193 countries
  4. Belgium, Denmark and United Kingdom – 192 countries
  5. Norway, Portugal and Switzerland – 191 countries
  6. Australia, Greece, Malta and New Zealand – 190 countries

Greece’s ranking has improved significantly since 2010, at which point it dipped to 12th place.