Barbados Passport Still Tops in the Caribbean for 2024

Barbados, a picturesque island nation in the Caribbean, continues to boast the most powerful passport in the region, securing the top spot for the year 2024. According to the latest data from the 2024 Henley Passport Index, the Barbados passport ranks globally at an impressive #22, providing its holders with visa-free access to a remarkable 165 countries across the globe.

The Henley Passport Index, which relies on exclusive and official data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), measures the strength of passports by assessing the number of countries that their holders can enter without the need for a visa. In the Caribbean, Barbados stands tall as the leader in this regard, with a passport that grants unparalleled access to the world.

Here is a list of the most powerful passports in the Caribbean for 2024:

1. Barbados

  • Global Rank: #22
  • Visa-free Access: 165 Destinations

2. The Bahamas

  • Global Rank: #24
  • Visa-free Access: 158 Destinations

3. St Kitts and Nevis

  • Global Rank: #25
  • Visa-free Access: 157 Destinations

4. St Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Global Rank: #25
  • Visa-free Access: 157 Destinations

5. Antigua and Barbuda

  • Global Rank: #27
  • Visa-free Access: 153 Destinations

6. Trinidad and Tobago

  • Global Rank: #29
  • Visa-free Access: 151 Destinations

7. Grenada

  • Global Rank: #32
  • Visa-free Access: 148 Destinations

8. St Lucia

  • Global Rank: #32
  • Visa-free Access: 148 Destinations

9. Dominica

  • Global Rank: #34
  • Visa-free Access: 144 Destinations

10. Belize

  • Global Rank: #52
  • Visa-free Access: 104 Countries

An unprecedented achievement on the 2024 Henley Passport Index is the six-way tie for the most powerful passport in the world. France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and Singapore all share the top spot, offering their citizens visa-free access to an astonishing 194 destinations.

On the other end of the spectrum, Afghanistan holds the unfortunate distinction of having the least powerful passport in the world. With a global ranking of #104, Afghan passport holders can visit only 28 countries without requiring a visa, highlighting the challenges faced by its citizens in international travel.

As Barbados continues to lead the way in the Caribbean and secure a prominent global position with its powerful passport, it remains an attractive destination for travelers and investors alike. The island’s commitment to providing its citizens with valuable access to the world reflects its progressive and globally-minded approach in today’s interconnected world.