Czech passport ranks among world’s most powerful, and it's getting stronger

At the start of 2019, holders of a Czech passport are able to visit a total of 183 countries without a visa – – ranking it among the world’s most powerful passports to hold.

According to new data from the 2019 Henley Passport Index, the Czech passport comes in at #8 in a list of top passports to hold based on the number of countries a holder is able to enter without a visa. In the most recent Henley Passport Index, the Czech is the lone country able to visit 183 countries in the eighth position on the list – two countries less than the UK and USA, and five less than France and Germany.

While holders of a US passport cannot visit Iran, Turkey, or Brazil without a visa, Czech passport holders can. The US passport, meanwhile, gets holders into Mongolia, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Namibia, and Australia, while Czechs require a visa. Holders of a German passport, meanwhile, can enter all countries the Czech passport can without a visa, and additionally Australia, Vietnam, Guyana, Mongolia, and Namibia.