How to Find Out Where You Can Travel Without a Visa

Nancy Messieh 02-08-2016

Thinking about taking an international trip, but not sure were to go? One of the first considerations for many people around the world is whether or not you’ll need a visa for your dream destination?


With Passport Index, that search just got a lot easier. And if you’re travelling as a group, it’s easy to draw up a quick comparison of up to four nationalities at a time.

So how does it work? When you visit Passport Index, you’ll find a list of countries arranged by alphabetical order. Next to that, are four columns where you can fill in your nationality to find out the travel requirements for your destinations.


Passport Index will tell you if your travel to that country is visa free, requires a visa, or if you can apply for a visa on arrival. Each country will also receive a “Visa-Free” score – which tallies up the number of countries you can visit without a visa.

In addition to searching by your own nationality, you can also compare by destination. So if you’ve narrowed your travel plans down to three or four countries, or are planning a multi-country trip, this is an easy way to see at a glance, where you’re going to need to apply for a visa.


The tally, in this case, reveals how many nationalities can travel to that country without a visa.


Aside from figuring out your travel plans, Passport Index’s Rankings give insight into how welcoming various countries are, and how powerful various passports can be. Based on Passport Index’s data, Burundi, Cambodia, and Cape Verde are the most welcoming countries.

Bringing up the rear of the list are Afghanistan, Somalia, and Turkmenistan – where, no matter what your nationality, you have to apply for a visa to visit. Countries that have the highest passport rank (in other words can visit the most countries without a visa) are Germany, Sweden, and Finland.

The lowest passport ranks include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Somalia.

What would you use Passport Index for? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. vanesh
    August 3, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Thinking about taking an international trip, but not sure were to go?

    typo mistake!

    correct :
    Thinking about taking an international trip, but not sure where to go?