La Vida Passport Strength Ranking : Global GDP Wealth 2024

The 2024 passport rankings show that five countries have passports offering visa-free access to more than 90% of the world based on GDP. San Marino tops the list with 181 visa-free destinations, less destinations than Japan in 3rd place, but more valuable in terms of the quality of the countries a San Marino passport can access.

Notable countries include the UK in 38th spot reaching 80.3% and USA in 42nd place reaching 79.3%. European countries occupy most of the top 30 rankings with Finland ranking highest in 8th spot. The highest ranking country with a citizenship investment programme is Malta in 12th position.

Some of the weakest passports include Pakistan (194th) and Nigeria (196th). Although these passports can access around 50 countries visa-free the attraction of those countries based on the strength of their economies and likely appeal to business travellers is low. This leads to the holder of a Pakistan passport able to access visa-free just 2.2% of global wealth. In the case of Nigeria it is a shockingly low visa free access of 2.1%.

La Vida’s wealth passport ranking is a sophisticated measure of the power or strength of passport based on the countries it has visa-free access to.

While other passport rankings look purely at the number of destinations the La Vida report is unique in analysing the quality of that visa-free-access based on the size of the country’s GDP. It analyses the GDP (or wealth) of each country which the passport has visa-free access to. Combining the data to provide an overall percentage score. That is the percentage of global GDP that the country’s passport provides visa free access to for its citizens.

Contact La Vida for further details on any individual country and how adding a second citizenship and passport can dramatically boost your travel access.

 

RankFlagCountryDestinationsGlobal GDP%RankFlagCountry Destinations Global GDP%
1San MarinoSan Marino18196.1%101ChinaChina8627.6%
2SingaporeSingapore19696.0%102ThailandThailand9225.5%
3JapanJapan19895.1%103RussiaRussia12724.9%
4Brunei DarussalamBrunei Darussalam17992.2%104TurkeyTurkey12524.4%
5BahamasBahamas16790.1%105SurinameSuriname9124.0%
6TaiwanTaiwan16389.2%106JamaicaJamaica9921.2%
7South KoreaSouth Korea19883.1%107BelizeBelize11020.8%
8FinlandFinland20081.2%108IndonesiaIndonesia8820.6%
9LuxembourgLuxembourg20081.2%109South AfricaSouth Africa11220.2%
10AustriaAustria19981.1%110KazakhstanKazakhstan9119.9%
11SwitzerlandSwitzerland19981.1%111Dominican RepublicDominican Republic7919.9%
12MaltaMalta19881.1%112Oman Oman 9319.6%
13IcelandIceland19681.1%113NauruNauru10219.4%
14MonacoMonaco19181.1%114MaldivesMaldives9918.2%
15New ZealandNew Zealand19781.0%115GuyanaGuyana9918.2%
16DenmarkDenmark19980.8%116LesothoLesotho8718.1%
17IrelandIreland19980.8%117BotswanaBotswana9518.1%
18NetherlandsNetherlands19980.8%118BoliviaBolivia9518.0%
19BelgiumBelgium19880.8%119TunisiaTunisia8217.6%
20FranceFrance19880.8%120KuwaitKuwait10616.9%
21Norway Norway 19880.8%121Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea9516.6%
22SwedenSweden19880.8%122Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia9216.4%
23GreeceGreece19880.8%123NamibiaNamibia8616.2%
24Czech RepublicCzech Republic19780.8%124PhilippinesPhilippines7613.5%
25HungaryHungary19780.8%125BahrainBahrain9513.3%
26PolandPoland19780.8%126EswatiniEswatini8513.1%
27SpainSpain19980.7%127HaitiHaiti6412.9%
28GermanyGermany19980.7%128AzerbaijanAzerbaijan8112.2%
29LithuaniaLithuania19780.7%129Kyrgyz RepublicKyrgyz Republic7711.9%
30AustraliaAustralia19680.6%130UzbekistanUzbekistan7311.8%
31LiechtensteinLiechtenstein19280.6%131Lao PDRLao PDR6411.7%
32ItalyItaly19780.4%132TajikistanTajikistan7311.7%
33PortugalPortugal19880.4%133CubaCuba7810.8%
34Slovak RepublicSlovak Republic19780.4%134ZambiaZambia8110.8%
35EstoniaEstonia19680.3%135MoroccoMorocco7510.7%
36LatviaLatvia19680.3%136BhutanBhutan6910.5%
37SloveniaSlovenia19680.3%137MalawiMalawi8310.0%
38UKUK19780.3%138CambodiaCambodia689.9%
39AndorraAndorra18180.2%139MadagascarMadagascar709.9%
40CanadaCanada19779.7%140TanzaniaTanzania809.8%
41ChileChile18979.4%141Cape VerdeCape Verde769.7%
42USAUSA19879.3%142VietnamVietnam679.7%
43UAEUAE19473.7%143ZimbabweZimbabwe759.6%
44MacaoMacao15968.3%144JordanJordan669.5%
45BarbadosBarbados17166.7%145GabonGabon679.5%
46Palau Palau 13463.6%146MozambiqueMozambique729.4%
47MauritiusMauritius15961.9%147BeninBenin699.3%
48Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands13761.5%148AngolaAngola649.0%
49SerbiaSerbia14961.2%149ComorosComoros639.0%
50Micronesia, Fed. Sts.Micronesia, Fed. Sts.13259.6%150MyanmarMyanmar589.0%
51GrenadaGrenada15358.4%151UgandaUganda778.9%
52SeychellesSeychelles16257.7%152IndiaIndia758.8%
53Hong KongHong Kong18157.4%153NepalNepal558.8%
54CyprusCyprus18956.6%154KenyaKenya808.7%
55RomaniaRomania18856.2%155RwandaRwanda738.7%
56BulgariaBulgaria18856.2%156SenegalSenegal678.5%
57CroatiaCroatia18655.6%157Gambia, TheGambia, The758.4%
58DominicaDominica15254.9%158GhanaGhana738.3%
59MalaysiaMalaysia18854.1%159Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire678.3%
60ArgentinaArgentina18353.6%160MaliMali638.1%
61Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina13552.7%161BurundiBurundi618.1%
62Costa RicaCosta Rica16352.7%162Sri LankaSri Lanka587.7%
63MexicoMexico17352.1%163GuineaGuinea627.7%
64UruguayUruguay17052.1%164NigerNiger637.3%
65TongaTonga13751.7%165Palestinian Territories Palestinian Territories 497.3%
66IsraelIsrael17251.6%166DjiboutiDjibouti597.2%
67HondurasHonduras14848.8%167LiberiaLiberia587.1%
68GuatemalaGuatemala14848.3%168Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe746.9%
69El SalvadorEl Salvador14647.9%169IranIran506.7%
70BrazilBrazil17147.1%170Sierra LeoneSierra Leone696.6%
71Vatican CityVatican City16346.2%171CameroonCameroon616.6%
72St. Kitts & NevisSt. Kitts & Nevis16646.0%172EritreaEritrea536.4%
73ParaguayParaguay15645.9%173MauritaniaMauritania665.9%
74PanamaPanama15645.3%174Burkina FasoBurkina Faso685.9%
75AntiguaAntigua16144.4%175TurkmenistanTurkmenistan665.8%
76St. Vincent and the GrenadinesSt. Vincent and the Grenadines15944.3%176ChadChad635.7%
77Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago16143.1%177AlgeriaAlgeria665.4%
78PeruPeru15242.2%178LebanonLebanon565.3%
79St. LuciaSt. Lucia15841.5%179TogoTogo645.3%
80NicaraguaNicaragua14241.2%180EgyptEgypt624.9%
81North MacedoniaNorth Macedonia13841.1%181EthiopiaEthiopia544.4%
82QatarQatar10940.8%182LibyaLibya524.2%
83Venezuela, RBVenezuela, RB14740.1%183Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea644.1%
84ColombiaColombia14639.9%184Central African RepublicCentral African Republic614.1%
85SamoaSamoa14439.7%185South SudanSouth Sudan553.9%
86UkraineUkraine14739.7%186KosovoKosovo563.7%
87MontenegroMontenegro13739.1%187Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau603.6%
88Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands14539.0%188Congo, Rep.Congo, Rep.553.5%
89EcuadorEcuador10837.7%189BangladeshBangladesh553.5%
90VanuatuVanuatu14836.6%190Congo, Dem. Rep.Congo, Dem. Rep.553.4%
91KiribatiKiribati13736.2%191SudanSudan513.0%
92FijiFiji10435.9%192Syrian Arab RepublicSyrian Arab Republic432.7%
93TuvaluTuvalu13835.7%193North KoreaNorth Korea522.6%
94AlbaniaAlbania13035.2%194Pakistan Pakistan 462.2%
95GeorgiaGeorgia12934.5%195SomaliaSomalia452.2%
96Timor-LesteTimor-Leste11232.9%196NigeriaNigeria542.1%
97MoldovaMoldova13432.7%197IraqIraq402.1%
98MongoliaMongolia7732.7%198Yemen, Rep.Yemen, Rep.462.0%
99BelarusBelarus8831.5%199AfghanistanAfghanistan381.5%
100ArmeniaArmenia7930.5%

 

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