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Barbados, Bahamas , Antigua-Barbuda and St.Kitts-Nevis Among Caribbean’s Top Ten Most Powerful Passports

Barbados leads a recently released listing of the Caribbean’s TOP Ten most powerful passports.  Barbados  Passport was ranked #1 followed by Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda and St Kitts and Nevis, according to a visa restriction index by Henley & Partners, a citizenship and planning firm.

St.Kitts-Nevis Passports worked their way back into the top 4 in the Caribbean after receiving heavy hits from the removal of the Canadian Visa Waiver as well as issuance of an Advisory by the US Treasury largely as a result of bad management by the government. A change in the administration in St.Kitts-nevis has resulted in a positive change for the St.Kitts-Nevis passport in terms of it’s power rankings.

Antigua and Barbuda Passports are now in the top 3 which was a spot that was mainly occupied by the St.Kitts-Nevis Passport before the Canadian Visa Waiver and US Advisory issues .

Barbados is ranked #26 in the world while Antigua –Barbuda is ranked #30 and St.Kitts-Nevis #32.

Henley and Partners  ranks nations or territories based on the number of countries their citizens can travel to visa-free to provide a gauge of each passport’s travel power.

 

Overall, Germany remains at the top of the pack while those issued in the United Kingdom and the United States rank third and fourth respectively.

 

German citizens can visit a whopping 177 countries without a visa.

 

One country-shy of 177, Sweden sits in the second place slot with its citizens being granted visa-free entry to 176 countries.

 

 

 

Top 10 most powerful Caribbean passports

 

 

 

  1. Barbados

 

World Rank: 26

 

Number of countries citizens can visit visa-free: 141

 

 

 

  1. Bahamas

 

World Rank: 27

 

Number of countries citizens can visit visa-free: 140

 

 

 

  1. Antigua & Barbuda

 

World Rank: 30

 

Number of countries citizens can visit visa-free: 134

 

 

 

  1. St. Kitts and Nevis

 

World Rank: 32

 

Number of countries citizens can visit visa-free: 132

 

 

 

  1. Trinidad and Tobago

 

World Rank: 34

 

Number of countries citizens can visit visa-free: 130

 

 

 

  1. St. Lucia

 

World Rank: 37

 

Number of countries citizens can visit visa-free: 125

 

 

 

  1. St. Vincent and the Grenadines

 

World Rank: 37

 

Number of countries citizens can visit visa-free: 125

 

 

 

  1. Grenada

 

World Rank: 39

 

Number of countries citizens can visit visa-free: 121

 

 

 

  1. Dominica

 

World Rank: 41

 

Number of countries citizens can visit visa-free: 119

 

 

 

  1. Guyana

 

World Rank: 57

 

Number of countries citizens can visit visa-free: 82

 

 

 

Ranked number 61 in the world, and number 11 in the Caribbean is Jamaica with access to 78 countries visa-free.

 

Suriname also just missed the top 10 by four, sitting at position 64 with 74 countries at its citizens disposal for visa-free travel.

 

The rankings are based on visa restrictions that were in place on 1 January, 2016.

 

 

 

Here are 104 countries that Trinis don’t need visas for.

Source:

Henley & Partners

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