Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the British passport is now ranked seventh. It allows anyone to travel to 190 countries without needing a visa. As a result, it is one of the world's most sought passports, having a very high mobility score. Visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel is available to British passport holders in countries such as Brazil, Japan, Peru, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and the whole European Union, allowing for practically instantaneous travel around the world. British passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit around 39 countries around the world. Russia, China, Cuba, and Iran are among the countries that require a visa.

Passport Rank

7

Visa Free Countries

190

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    Yes
  • Visa Free Destinations
    141
  • Visa on Arrival
    40
  • Visa Online
    9
  • Visa Required
    8
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, USA, UK, Canada, Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    0.58
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    0.46
Passport Ranking Factors

British Virgin Islands Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries United Kingdom passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those United Kingdom passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the United Kingdom passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 141 visa-free countries for UK passport holders, 40 visa-on-arrival countries for UK passport holders, and 9 eTA destinations. In total, UK passport holders can visit 190 countries without a visa, via visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, the United Kingdom passport is ranked number seven in the world. In addition to these visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 39 other countries where United Kingdom passport holders will need a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

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