Danish passport still opens more doors than most

Those possessing the beetroot-coloured passport can enter 188 counties without requiring a visa, according to the 2023 Henley Passport Index

In these increasingly tumultuous times, it’s nice to know that having a Danish passport will open doors to more countries than most other passports.

According to the 2023 Henley Passport Index, Denmark is ranked joint fifth in the world based on the number of destinations their holders can access without requiring a visa.

Japan finished top of the list with 193 destinations followed by Singapore and South Korea (both 192), Germany and Spain (both 190), Finland, Italy and Luxembourg (all 189) and Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands and Sweden (all 188).

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War-torn stragglers
Other notables included the UK (187), Norway and the US (186), Canada and Australia (185), Brazil and Argentina (170), Mexico (159), Ukraine (144), Russia (118), South Africa (106), China (80), Indonesia (71) and India (59).

“A stronger passport isn’t just about greater freedom of movement: it’s about greater financial freedoms in terms of investing and entrepreneurial opportunities,” said investment expert, Jeff D Opdyke.

Afghanistan was ranked rock bottom, its passport only allowing visa-free travel to 27 countries. It was preceded by Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and Yemen.

Check out the entire index here.