What are the most powerful passports in 2022 and where is Albania ranked?
Not all passports are created equal.
UAE passport holders can travel visa-free to 180 countries, while citizens of Afghanistan can do so to only 38.
But despite this mobility gap, the passports of almost every country became more powerful this year, a new study suggests.
1. United Arab Emirates
By visa: 121
Visa on arrival: 59
By visa: 127
Visa on arrival: 46
3. Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, Spain, France, Italy
By visa: 126
Visa on arrival: 47
By visa: 125
Visa on arrival: 48
By visa: 123
Visa on arrival: 50
Which passports are less powerful?
The index describes the UK as one of the 'losers' of 2022.
Although the UK has seen its global mobility score rise, this upward trend has been slowed by the country's post-Brexit struggle to reach visa deals with European Union member states.
However, the UK still has visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 171 countries.
Afghanistan (38), Syria (39), Iraq (40), Pakistan (44) and Somalia (44) had the worst scores.
Where is Albania ranked?
Albania ranks 44th.
By visa: 69.
Visa on arrival: 45.