Croatian Passport Holds Respectable Position on Passport Power Index

By 7 October 2021

October the 7th, 2021 - The Croatian passport has been holding quite the respectable position on the global passport power list for a considerable amount of time now, especially since the country joined the European Union (EU) back in July 2013. It seems that trend isn't about to change.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, according to the now somewhat famous and widely published report from London-based Henley & Partners, the global gap in terms of freedom of travel has never been greater, and that's due to a variety of factors.

The Henley Passport Index is based on data provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which has been monitoring the movement of passports from around the world since back 2006. It has since proven popular and it is always interesting to note the positions of different passports, and what their movement looks like as time goes by.

The Croatian passport comes in at a very respectable 18th place according to this Index. If you have a Croatian passport, then you can travel to 172 countries without the need for any type of visa. Last year, the Croatian passport came in 19th place on this list, and it was possible to travel to 170 countries without a visa, as reported by CNN.

The most powerful passports in 2021 are as follows:

1. Japan, Singapore (192 destinations)
2. Germany, South Korea (190)
3. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (189)
4. Austria, Denmark (188)
5. France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden (187)
6. Belgium, New Zealand, Switzerland (186)
7. Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Norway, United Kingdom, United States (185)
8. Australia, Canada (184)
9. Hungary (183)
10. Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia (182)

2021's worst passports are as follows:

109. North Korea (39 destinations)
110. Nepal and the Palestinian Territories (37)
111. Somalia (34)
112. Yemen (33)
113. Pakistan (31)
114. Syria (29)
115. Iraq (28)
116. Afghanistan (26)

For more, make sure to check out our dedicated travel section.

Are you ethnically Croatian? Are you married to a Croat? Have you lived in Croatia for an uninterrupted period of eight years and want to naturalise? If you think you're entitled to a trusty Croatian passport yourself, check out our articles dedicated to citizenship and try your luck.