Several weeks after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the impact on travel freedom and mobility has been more dramatic than even the most pessimistic commentators were predicting at the war’s outset. The latest results from the Henley Passport Index clearly illustrate the war’s profound and perhaps irreversible impact on freedom of movement within the region as a new Iron Curtain descends.
The Ukrainian passport has risen one place – to 34th place (out of 112) in the international ranking of the Henley & Partners Passport Index.
Now you can travel to 143 countries with a Ukrainian passport without a visa or with a visa upon arrival.
In first place in the ranking – Japan and Singapore (192 countries). Second place after Germany and South Korea – 190 countries. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain (189 countries) close the top three.
Russia is in 49th place, with a score of 117 — a gap that is likely to increase even further in the coming months as a result of the conflict.
Afghanistan remains at the bottom of the index with its nationals only able to access 26 destinations visa-free.
Ukraine has completed a questionnaire that will form a starting point for the European Union.