Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Vatican City passport is presently ranked 26th. It allows visa-free travel to 157 countries. As a result, it is one of the most sought-after passports in the world, with a high mobility score. Visa-free and visa-on-arrival access is available to Vatican City passport holders in countries such as Brazil, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Chile, and the whole European Union, allowing for nearly quick travel around the world. Visas are required for Vatican City passport holders to enter roughly 72 countries throughout the world, including India, the United States, and China.

Passport Rank

26

Visa Free Countries

157

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    No
  • Visa Free Destinations
    116
  • Visa on Arrival
    36
  • Visa Online
    5
  • Visa Required
    12
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, UK, Canada, Russia
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    46%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    81%
Passport Ranking Factors

Vatican City Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Vatican City passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries Vatican City passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are now 116 visa-free countries for Vatican City passport holders, 36 visa-on-arrival countries for Vatican City passport holders, and 5 eTA destinations. In total, Vatican City passport holders can visit 157 countries, either without a visa, with a visa on arrival, or with an eTA. As a result, the Vatican City passport is ranked as the world's number 26 passport. Apart from the visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 72 other countries where Vatican City passport holders would need a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

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    No
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