Passport Index Charts

Compare the Passport Index to other global indices to discover interesting facts.

Tourism Index vs Passport Index

The below chart plots each country’s Passport Index welcoming/openness score and standing in the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017. The x-axis measures the travel and tourism ranking, while the y-axis measures the country openness score, which is the number of countries that may enter another country visa-free or visa-on-arrival. The lower a country appears on the x-axis, the higher its T&T ranking, and the further to the right a country appears on the y-axis, the higher its openness score.

Examples: Spain has achieved the top spot in the WEF’s report and has a country welcoming score of 92. This means that the passport holders of 92 countries around the world can visit Spain visa-free or with visa-on-arrival. Interestingly, Australia, the United States, Canada, China and Japan all achieved high scores for travel and tourism but are not as open as one would expect. On the other hand, Mauritania, Madagascar, Mozambique, Uganda, Cambodia and the Ivory Coast are the most open countries but their travel and tourism industries rank quite low.