Sri Lanka pass­port up nine notches in world rank­ing

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

The Pass­port In­dex re­leased this week shows that Sri Lankan’s pass­port is in 84th po­si­tion in the world rank­ings. This is nine notches up from last year.

Sri Lanka has visa- free ac­cess to 16 coun­tries and visa on ar­rival to 29 coun­tries, while 153 coun­tries still re­quire visa.

Sri Lanka shares the 84th po­si­tion with Le­banon and Libya. The Pass­port In­dex de­vised by global fi­nan­cial ad­vi­sory firm Ar­ton Cap­i­tal looks at three fac­tors: The coun­try’s visa-free score – which in­cludes visa-free and visa on ar­rival; the visa-free por­tion of their score ver­sus visa on ar­rival; and the United Na­tions De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme Hu­man De­vel­op­ment In­dex is used as a tie breaker.

On the Pass­port rank­ing list, the num­ber one po­si­tion goes to the United Arab Emi­rates, Sin­ga­pore sec­ond and Ger­many third.

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