TIRANA, February 17
The Albanian passport made a slight improvement in the Henley and Partners annual passport index 2022. The number of countries where a holder of an Albanian passport can travel visa-free is 114. This number has not changed over the last couple of years. However, the Albanian passport jumped from 52nd place in 2021 to 49th in 2022. Meanwhile, if you hold only an Albanian passport, you will need a visa to enter 113 countries.
In the meantime, the Kosovan passport dropped one position compared to 2021. The Kosovan travel document ranks 103rd with 40 visa-free access destinations and 187 visa-required destinations.
On the other hand, holders of passports from other countries of the region can access more visa-free destinations compared to Albanians.
Bosnia and Herzegovina ranked 47th with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 117 countries
Montenegro ranked 43rd with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 123 destinations
North Macedonia ranked 42nd with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 125 destinations
Serbia ranked 36th with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 135 destinations.
Globally, the Japanese and Singaporean passports top the 2022 index with visa-free access to 192 destinations. South Korea and Germany share second place with 190 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
Palau Islands *
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Antigua and Barbuda
Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
French West Indies
Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Macao (SAR China)
Sri Lanka **
Cape Verde Islands *
Comores Islands *
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.
Source: Henley & Partners
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