St Vincent and the Grenadines now holds the 5th strongest passport in the region with Barbados continuing to hold the strongest passport in the Caribbean.
St Kitts and Nevis moved up one place from the first quarter report to number 26 with The Bahamas right behind at 27, Antigua and Barbuda at number 29 and Trinidad and Tobago tied at 30 with Costa Rica.
The Henley Passport Index is the original and most authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The index includes 199 passports and 227 travel destinations.
The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information, and is enhanced by the Henley and Partners Research Department.
The index’s scoring system was developed to give users a nuanced, practical, and reliable overview of their passport’s power. Each passport is scored on the total number of destinations that the holder can access visa-free.
In its analysis of the index, Henley says that with global travel almost at a standstill, the latest results of the Henley Passport Index offer disturbing insight into the havoc the COVID-19 pandemic is indiscriminately wreaking.
This is how the Caribbean islands ranked on the Henley Passport Index
2: St Kitts and Nevis
3: The Bahamas
4: Trinidad and Tobago
5: St Vincent and the Grenadines
6: St Lucia
13: Dominican Republic