Canadians have one more reason to be proud- its passport has ranked fifth on a global survey that ranks how powerful passports are from each country in the world.
The study was conducted by the Henley & Partners Passport Index, which ranks all of the passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.
Japan takes the top spot this as it placed first out of 100 rankings.
The powerful ranking is a reflection of the country’s positive diplomatic relations that affords its citizens visa-free border crossing in 189 countries.
Canada tied for the fifth most powerful passport with Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, and Ireland with a VFS (visa-free score) of 185.
It comes as no surprise to know that Afghanistan and Iraq are tied for last place, as passport holders in these countries are limited to just 30 countries where they can cross through borders without being subjected to heavy vetting.
Top 10 best passports in the world
1-Japan – VFA 189 countries 2-Germany, Singapore – VFA 188 countries 3-Finland, France, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Sweden – VFA 187 countries 4-Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, UK, USA – VFA 186 countries 5-Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland – VFA 185 countries 6-Greece, Australia – VFA 183 countries 7-Czech Republic, Malta, New Zealand – VFA 182 countries 8-Iceland – VFA 181 countries 9-Hungary, Slovenia, Malaysia – VFA 180 countries 10-Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia – VFA 179 countries