By Benjamin Flowers: Belize has the 10th strongest passport in the Caribbean, according to the number of countries one can access without needing a visa, according to the 2022 Henley Global Passport Index Ranking.
The index shows that Belize ranks 52nd total on the list, providing visa-free access to 101 destinations.
The list of most powerful passports in the Caribbean, compiled by Loopnews.com is: 1. Barbados- ranking globally at #23 with visa-free access to 161 destinations;
2. St Kitts and Nevis- ranking globally at #25 with visa-free access to 157 destinations;
3. The Bahamas- ranking globally at #26 with visa-free access to 155 destinations;
4. St Vincent and the Grenadines- ranking globally at #29 with visa-free access to 151 destinations;
5. Antigua and Barbuda- ranking globally at #30 with visa-free access to 150 destinations;
5. Trinidad and Tobago- ranking globally at #30 with visa-free access to 150 destinations;
7. St Lucia- ranking globally at #31 with visa-free access to 146 destinations;
Dominica and Grenada tied for 8th place, both ranking #33 with visa-free access to 144 destinations.
Belize followed at 10th in lieu of 9th place following the tie. There were several other ties on the index, including Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago and Costa Rica tied globally on the index for the 30th position. St Lucia tied with Mauritius for the 31st position.
Japan, which has held the number one spot for several years, also tied for first this year with Singapore as both countries grant visa-free access to 192 countries.