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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018. 11:27 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: At the start of 2018, Belize’s passport increased its ranking on the Global Passport Index prepared by Henley and Partners.

The index ranks the passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free, giving each country a visa-free score. In 2017, Belize ranked 56 in the index, with a visa-free score of 95. At the beginning of 2018, the ranking increased to 54, with a new visa-free score of 96.


Henley and Partners compile the ranking list using data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of travel information. The company also conducts in-house research to prof the data.


Belize comes in ahead of Ecuador, which has a visa-free score of 88 and just behind Georgia, which has a visa-free score of 99. Germany leads the list with a visa-free score of 177, while Afghanistan ends the list at rank 104 with a score of 24.

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