Bahraini passport ranked 63rd in world

Citizens can access 82 destinations without applying for a visa before arrival

Bahraini passport ranked 63rd in world

The Bahraini passport has been ranked 63rd in the world based on the number of destinations holders can access without applying for a visa before arrival.

Over the past three years, Bahrain has stayed in the same position, with the Kingdom coming fourth out of the GCC countries in the Henley Passport Index.

The UAE passport is 18th overall in the world, and first in the GCC. Kuwait comes in 57th place, while Oman is in 64th, and Saudi Arabia 66th.

At the top of the chart, Japan came first for the third consecutive year, with a visa-free or visa on arrival score of 191. Next up was Singapore, then South Korea and Germany in joint third place.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia climbed four places in the index this year, and Oman went up by three.

Over the past decade, the UAE has made the biggest jump, going from 65th in 2010 to 18th place in 2020.

Speaking of the reasons behind the rise in the ranks of Middle Eastern countries, Henley & Partners, who organise the index, attributed it to “overall efforts to boost trade and tourism”.

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