European countries have the best and powerful passports in the world in terms of travel freedom, respect, recognition, visa free travel and openness towards dual citizenship passports.

Brexit problems and UK’s exit from the EU caused the value of the passport to plunge in recently. Before 2016 UK passport was one of the top three powerful passports in the world.

Today France and Germany are the best and powerful european passports, according to Henley passport rankings 2019.  Croatia, San Marino and Andorra are at  the bottom of the table for least powerful passports.

 

PassportVisa free countries CBI/RBi
 France188
Germany188
Denmark187
Italy187RBI
Finland187
Sweden187
Luxembourg186RBI
Spain186RBI/Golden visa
Austria185
 Netherlands 185RBI
Norway185
Portugal185RBI/Golden visa
Switzerland185
United Kingdom185RBI
Belgium184
Greece184RBI/Golden visa
Ireland184
Czech Republic183RBI
Malta182CBI/RBI
Iceland181
Hungary180
Latvia180RBI/Golden visa
Lithuania180
Slovakia180
Slovenia180
Estonia177
Liechtenstein178
Monaco174
Poland174
Cyprus173CBI/RBI
Bulgaria169RBI
Romania169
Andorra168
Croatia168
San Marino168RBI

Source: Henley Passport Index 2019

 

CBI – Citizenship by Investment scheme
RBI – Residence by investment scheme
CBI/RBI – Citizenship and Residence by investment

European Passports

  • Visa free travel