Guyana Elevates Passport Strength, Now Boasts Visa-Free Access to 91 Countries

Guyana Elevates Passport Strength, Now Boasts Visa-Free Access to 91 Countries

Guyana Elevates Passport Strength, Now Boasts Visa-Free Access to 91 Countries

Guyana Elevates Passport Strength, Now Boasts Visa-Free Access to 91 Countries

Guyana’s passport has achieved a significant milestone in global travel accessibility, as citizens now enjoy visa-free access to 91 countries, according to the recently released 2024 Henley Passport Index. This marks an improvement from the 88 destinations available in the previous year, solidifying Guyana’s standing on the international stage.

The 2024 Henley Passport Index places Guyana’s passport at the 59th position among 194 countries surveyed. Notably, this enhancement in global mobility showcases Guyana’s commitment to fostering international relationships and facilitating seamless travel for its citizens.

Among the top-ranking passports globally, Guyana proudly holds its own at 59th, outperforming neighboring nations such as Jamaica (60th), Suriname (64th), and Haiti (87th). The leading passports on the index are shared by four European countries – France, Germany, Italy, and Spain – as well as Singapore and Japan, all occupying the top spot as the world’s most powerful passports.

Within the Caribbean region, Guyana’s passport strength is commendable, with Barbados leading at 22nd, enjoying visa-free access to 165 destinations. The Bahamas secures the 24th position with access to 158 destinations, followed closely by St Kitts and Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines at 25th, with visa-free access to 157 destinations.

Antigua claims the 27th spot, Trinidad and Tobago at 29th, and Grenada and St Lucia at 32nd, showcasing the strength of Caribbean passports on the global stage.

Beyond the Caribbean, Guyanese passport holders also benefit from visa-free travel to diverse destinations worldwide, including Qatar, the United Kingdom (UK), Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Fiji, Panama, Peru, Russia, and more.

In addition to visa-free access, Guyanese passport holders can take advantage of visa upon arrival in various countries, including but not limited to Armenia, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

This improvement in passport strength is a testament to Guyana’s dedication to enhancing global mobility and fostering positive international relations. As the nation continues to grow and engage with the global community, its citizens can explore more opportunities for travel and cultural exchange.

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