Global Passport Index ranks Kuwaiti 45th in the world

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: In the current year 2024, the Kuwaiti passport holds the 45th position in the Global Passport Index, granting access to 112 countries (62 visa-free and 50 with visa upon arrival), according to reports from Al-Rai daily.

At the regional levels of the Arab and Gulf nations, the Kuwaiti passport secures the third position. The UAE passport is recognized as the most powerful globally, securing the first rank by providing entry to 180 countries (132 without a visa and 48 with visa upon arrival). Following closely, the Qatari passport is positioned at 44th globally and second in the Arab world, enabling entry to 117 countries (73 visa-free and 44 with visa upon arrival).

Comparatively, the Kuwaiti passport has advanced by one place from its 2023 ranking, now holding the 46th position globally but maintaining its third rank within the Arab world.

The passport of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia secures the fourth position in the Arab world and 47th globally, facilitating entry to 101 countries (56 visa-free and 45 with visa upon arrival).

On a global scale, the German passport shares the second position with the Spanish, French, Italian, and Dutch passports, each granting access to 178 countries. The Swedish passport, along with the Finnish, Luxembourgish, Austrian, and Swiss passports, secures the third position globally, providing entry to 177 countries.

The top 5 in the Arab world 

1 – UAE 

2 – Qatar 

3- Kuwait 

4 – Saudi Arabia – Bahrain 

5- Oman 

The top 5 in the world 

1 – UAE 

2 – Germany – Spain – France – Italy – Netherlands 

3 – Sweden – Finland – Luxembourg – Austria – Switzerland 

4 – Denmark – Belgium – Portugal – Poland – Ireland  5 – Greece – Norway – Czechoslovakia – United Kingdom – Hungary – South Korea 

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