Passport Index

A gallery of the passports of all the countries of the world. Just a nice picture, nothing more, nothing less. Maybe a little more. Explore the mosaic of passports below and scroll down further below for a world map showing off how many doors each passport opens... 

For a larger-image gallery of all passports see here. Click on any passport image or country name for some regional comparison. All credit to the original Passport Index and the Arton Group for the passport data. GDP figures are from the CIA World Factbook (2013).


Page Title
Passport
United States of America
United Kingdom
France
South Korea
Germany
Italy
Sweden
Finland
Netherlands
Singapore
Denmark
Japan
Luxembourg
Switzerland
Portugal
Spain
Norway
Ireland
Belgium
Malaysia
Austria
Greece
Canada
New Zealand
Czech Republic
Australia
Hungary
Slovakia
Poland
Hong Kong
Cyprus
Malta
Iceland
Slovenia
Latvia
Estonia
Lithuania
Bulgaria
Liechtenstein
Israel
Argentina
Romania
Monaco
Brazil
Brunei
Croatia
Chile
San Marino
Andorra
Mexico
Barbados
Bahamas
Seychelles
Venezuela
Antigua and Barbuda
Uruguay
Vatican City
Mauritius
Costa Rica
Panama
Taiwan
St. Kitts and Nevis
Turkey
Macao
Serbia
Paraguay
Macedonia
Honduras
Russia
Montenegro
Guatemala
El Salvador
Moldova
Ukraine
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nicaragua
Albania
South Africa
Guinea
Trinidad and Tobago
Belize
China
St. Lucia
Peru
United Arab Emirates
Dominica
Grenada
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sierra Leone
Cuba
Kenya
Jamaica
Tonga
Botswana
Tuvalu
Qatar
Ghana
Niger
Gambia
Belarus
Kazakhstan
Lesotho
Samoa
Maldives
Ecuador
Vanuatu
Kiribati
Kuwait
Guyana
Thailand
Fiji
Swaziland
Colombia
Nauru
Azerbaijan
Tanzania
Tunisia
Saudi Arabia
Zambia
Nigeria
Bahrain
Philippines
Namibia
Mali
Morocco
Benin
Mongolia
Malawi
India
Georgia
Suriname
Indonesia
Papua New Guinea
Uganda
Senegal
Cape Verde
Côte d'Ivoire
Bolivia
Armenia
Kyrgyzstan
Marshall Islands
Oman
Uzbekistan
Republic of the Congo
Burkina Faso
Tajikistan
Zimbabwe
Egypt
Mauritania
Mozambique
Liberia
Guinea-Bissau
Palau
Vietnam
Algeria
Bangladesh
Togo
Micronesia
Dominican Republic
Jordan
Haiti
Syria
Cameroon
Iran
Turkmenistan
Libya
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Laos
Pakistan
Chad
Gabon
Lebanon
North Korea
Cambodia
Angola
Rwanda
Madagascar
Timor-Leste
Yemen
Kosovo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Central African Republic
Burundi
Bhutan
Equatorial Guinea
Comoros
Eritrea
Somalia
Ethiopia
Nepal
Iraq
Djibouti
Afghanistan
São Tomé and Príncipe
Palestinian Territories
Burma

Source: Passport Index.

How many countries can you travel to without a visa carrying a passport from...

Bubble size reflects the number of countries citizens can enter without a visa. Bubble color reflects the color of the passport cover. Source: Passport Index.

Number of visa-free countries compared to per capita GDP

Rich citizens are welcome (almost) everywhere


As the scatterplot on the left shows, there is quite some correlation between the number of countries your passport can take you without any visa requirements and the per capita GDP of your country: the higher the average citizen's GDP the more countries welcome him or her with open arms. Notable exceptions are Qatar, Macao, Monaco and Liechtenstein. In particular Qatari citizens are welcome in relatively few other countries without a visa, despite their high average GDP.

The hierarchy of passport colors


By far most nations have chosen versions of either the color red or blue for the cover of their passports. Green is also in relatively high demand and 19 nations issue a black-covered passport to their citizens. Apparently no other color schemes are currently deemed fit for (regular citizens') passports.

Considering the data in this collection, the next logical question to ask is: are some passport colors better than others? The answer turns out to be a resounding yes. It is by far better to have a red passport than one of any other color! As a red-passport citizen of the world, your GDP is a full $8,000 higher than the average citizens' and you have an additional 21 countries that welcome you without visa requirements.

Number of passports by color

Source: Passport Index.

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