Spain falls to fifth place in the list of most valuable passports in the world

The Spanish document allows visiting 186 countries without the need for a visa

The Spanish passport drops to fifth place in the list that gathers the most valuable in the world, according to the 2019 edition of the Henley Passport Index prepared by the London-based consultancy Henley & Partners based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The Spanish passport allows visiting 186 countries without the need for a visa. In the previous edition of this same report gave access to 187 countries which placed Spain in the fourth position of the list.

The most valuable passport in the world continues to be that of Japan, which allows travel to 190 countries without the need for a visa, followed by those of Singapore and South Korea, which give free access to 189 countries.

In the third place is shared between Germany and France, with access to 188 countries without a visa, while in the fourth are Denmark, Finland, Italy and Sweden, which allow access to 187 countries.

In fifth place are Spain and Luxembourg and in sixth place are other countries such as Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, which have access without a visa to a total of 185 countries.

IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN CLOSE THE LIST

At the bottom of this ranking are one more year Iraq and Afghanistan since their passport only allows travel to 30 countries.

The index of the most valuable passports in the world also shows that Colombia, Tuvalu, China and the United Arab Emirates have recorded the highest increases in the ranking after having climbed five places on the list.