TIRANA, January 7
When it comes to international travel during the coronavirus times, holders of an Albanian passport can visit just a handful of countries. Still, like in 2020 Albanian citizens continue to possess a passport that allows them to travel visa-free to 114 countries all over the world if COVID-19 travel restrictions were not taken into account.
According to the 2021 Henley and Partners Index, Albania ranks 52nd with 114 visa-free access destinations and 112 visas required destinations. Even though the figures are the same as in 2020, Albania jumped two places in the ranking.
In the meantime, Kosovo dropped three positions compared to 2020. Kosovo ranks 102 in the world with 40 visa-free destinations and 186 visa required destinations.
Meanwhile, passport holders from the countries of the region can travel to more countries compared to Albanians.
Bosnia and Herzegovina ranked 49th with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 117 countries
Montenegro ranked 45th with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 124 destinations
North Macedonia ranked 45th with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 124 destinations
Serbia ranked 38th with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 134 destinations.
Asian countries top the global ranking of the world’s three most powerful passports for 2021. Japan leads the way for the fourth straight year. The Japanese passport offers visa-free/visa on arrival access to 191 destinations.
Singapore ranks second with 190 visa-free destinations followed by South Korea, which shares third place with Germany with 189 visa-free destinations each.
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Check out the visa-free access destinations for Albanian passport holders and plan your 2021 adventures
* visa on arrival ** eTA
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Macao (SAR China)
Sri Lanka **
Cape Verde Islands *
Comores Islands *
Palau Islands *
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Antigua and Barbuda
Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
French West Indies
Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
The Henley Passport Index has been published since 2006 in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest tourism information database.
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Credit: Henley and Partners
Photo Credit: Tirana International Airport