PHOTO: How powerful is your passport?

  • 2014-06-24
  • By Rayyam Sabet-Parry, RIGA

Do you live in the Baltics? Own a passport from one of the Baltic states? Check out the photo to see how many countries you have visa free access too. You may be surprised.

The strongest passports are the United Kingdom, Finland and Sweden. The least powerful passports are Afghanistan. Iran and Somalia, hot beds of conflict.

Estonia and Latvia are up there with passport owners enjoying visa free access to 151 countries due to being in the Schengen area. Lithuania lags just behind with 152. Wondered why? The Baltic states are part of the Schengen area granting freedom of movement to 22 countries in Europe and elsewhere.

See the infographic here