Visa-free travel facility remains a top priority for Sweden

April 06, 2015
Sweden to remain among the top countries to extend visa-free travel facility

Apart from the US, the UK, Germany and Finland, Sweden has also maintained its place as one of the top countries to offer the visa-free facility to its travelers. Following close on their heels are Denmark and Canada, which offer this plan to passport holders for 173 countries. 

This ranking is popularly dubbed as the Visa Restrictions Index and is a compilation of Henley and Partners, a consultancy for residence and citizenship planning and is based on findings from 2014. Nationals from Sweden have a little more relaxation while travelling now as compared to in 2013 as they can do without securing a visa to arrive at any of the 173 countries.

On the other hand, there are few countries like Afghanistan (can visit 28 nations without visa), Somalia and Pakistan (32 nations), Iraq (31 nations) and the Territory of Palestine (able to arrive at 35 nations). Apparently, the world is becoming a little more accessible overall. According to the latest report on World Openness by the UNWTO or UN World Tourism Organization, 62% of the world’s population was required to get a visa before they boarded a plane, train, boat or automobile in the year 2014. This was much less compared to 77% in 2008.

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