Passport Index: Kosovo citizens isolated as North Koreans

Passport Index: Kosovo citizens isolated as North Koreans GazetaExpress Monday, 26 September 2016 09:44
Passport Index: Kosovo citizens isolated as North Koreans GazetaExpress Monday, 26 September 2016 09:44

Kosovo is ranked below many African states such as Nigeria, Congo, Liberia and Burundi, and is ranked in the same level with North Korea.

Kosovo passports rank as the 85th-most “powerful” in the latest “Global Passport Power Rank” by Passport Index, according to a recent article published on the World Economic Forum Website.

Kosovo is ranked in the same level with North Korea, considering that citizens of both states can travel to 41 countries without visas. Kosovo is ranked below many African states such as Nigeria, Congo, Liberia and Burundi. Regional countries are ranked as follow: Albania (94 countries without visas), Serbia (112), Croatia (143), Macedonia (107), Montenegro (103), and Bosnia and Herzegovina (98).

Topping the list are Germany and Sweden, whose citizens can visit 158 countries without having to apply for a visa. UK in ranked as second along with France, Spain, Switzerland and Finland, whose passport holders enjoy visa-free privileges to 157 nations, according to the Website article. In third place are Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, South Korea and Norway, whose passport holders are able to travel to 156 nations visa-free.

The least powerful passports are issued by poor countries, and at the bottom of the ranking are: Syria, Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, whose citizens can only visit 24 nations without a visa.

The index assesses which countries have the “most powerful travel documents” by measuring the number of countries that can be visited without applying for a visa.

SOURCES: News Now/GazetaExpress 

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