Henley Passport Index

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The Henley Passport Index (abbreviation: HPI) is a global ranking of countries according to the travel freedom allowed by those countries' ordinary passports for their citizens.[2] It started in 2006 as Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index (HVRI)[3] and was changed and renamed in January 2018.[4]

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Henley Passport Index
Type of site
Passport guidance
Available inEnglish, Chinese, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian
Country of originUnited Kingdom
OwnerHenley & Partners
Launched2005; 18 years ago (2005)
Current statusOnline

The index annually ranks 199 passports of the world by the number of countries that their holders can travel to without visas.[5] The number of countries that a specific passport can access becomes its visa-free "score". In collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA),[6] and using official data from their global database, Henley & Partners has analysed the visa regulations of almost all the world's countries and territories since 2006.[3][7]