Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 2
By Fakhri Vakilov-Trend:
In the updated passport rating, which shows the degree of freedom of movement of citizens of different countries, the Uzbek passport lost several positions, Trend reports citing Henley & Partners press service, which compiled the rating.
Since March 2019, Uzbekistan has lost four positions.Currently, the country is in 85th place in the ranking, and Uzbeks without visas can visit only 56 countries, whereas six months ago, there were 58 states on the visa-free list and the passport was on the 81st line of the rating.
Japan and Singapore became the leaders in the ranking and shared the first place. Citizens of these Asian countries can enter 190 countries either without a visa or with a visa to be obtained upon arrival. South Korea, Germany and Finland (188 countries for each) are on the second place, while Italy, Denmark and Luxembourg (187 states each) rank third.
Azerbaijan is on the 78th place and the country's citizens can visit 66 countries without visa.
Among other former Soviet republics, Ukraine takes the 43rd place; Ukrainians can visit 126 countries. Moldova ranks 47th (119 countries) and Russia is on the 48th place (117 countries).
In the states of Central Asia, the best indicator is in Kazakhstan. Citizens of this country can visit 75 countries without visas (68th place in the ranking). Turkmenistan is the worst off (51 countries and 90th place).
The weakest passports in the world are the documents of Citizens of Afghanistan and Iraq have the weakest passports, as they can visit only 25 and 27 states, respectively without visas or with a visa upon arrival .
Henley & Partners is an international consulting company specializing in the development of state programs for the provision of citizenship and residence permits through investments, as well as the provision of services in this area to individuals.
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