Barbados has retained the most powerful passport in the Caribbean ranking and remains one of the most recognised travel documents globally, according to the latest Henley Passport Index.
Based on information to July, the Barbados passport was ranked at 22nd globally, with a score of 161, meaning that holders of a Barbados passport are able to travel to most of the world’s destinations – 161 so far – visa-free.
The Henley Passport Index, which compares the visa-free access of 199 different passports to 227 travel destinations, provides total scores for each passport that is equal to the number of destinations for which no visa is required.
Barbados received the same scores over the past two years, though the ranking shifted slightly during that time. Elsewhere in the Caribbean, the Bahamas was ranked at 25th, with its passport providing visa-free access to 155 destinations; St Kitts and Nevis (24th/157 destinations, then Antigua and Barbuda and St Vincent and the Grenadines tied (29th/151).
Trinidad and Tobago (30th/150); St Lucia (31st/146), Grenada (33rd/144); Dominica (34th/142); Guyana (65th/87) and Jamaica (67th/85).