Tourism-centred countries are dominating the charts when it comes to the number of countries their citizens can travel to visa free.
Barbados is ranked as the most powerful passport in the Caribbean, followed by Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda and St Kitts and Nevis, according to a visa restriction index by Henley & Partners, a citizenship and planning firm.
The company ranks nations or territories based on the number of countries their citizens can travel to visa-free to provide a gauge of each passport’s travel power.
Overall, Germany remains at the top of the pack while those issued in the United Kingdom and the United States rank third and fourth respectively.
German citizens can visit a whopping 177 countries without a visa.
One country-shy of 177, Sweden sits in the second place slot with its citizens being granted visa-free entry to 176 countries.
In the Caribbean, Barbados comes in at number 1in the Caribbean where citizens can visit 141 countries without a visa. Bahamas falls in at number 2 with giving their citizens visa free access to140 countries. Antigua & Barbuda follows with 134, St. Kitts and Nevis with 132, Trinidad and Tobago with 130. Saint Lucia comes in at number 6 in the Caribbean with 125 countries where citizens are allowed to travel visa free, St Vincent & the Grenadines; 125, followed by Grenada at 121, then Dominica at 119 and Guyana at 82.
Ranked number 61 in the world, and number 11 in the Caribbean is Jamaica with access to 78 countries visa-free.
Suriname also just missed the top 10 by four, sitting at position 64 with 74 countries at its citizens disposal for visa-free travel.
The rankings are based on visa restrictions that were in place on January 1, 2016.