Have you heard of the Henley Passport Index? It’s the authoritative ranking of every single passport, determined by the number of destinations their holders can access visa-free – and they just ranked Australia sixth.
At least, we’re tied for sixth. But we’re in good company, sharing the spot with Poland, Czechia, and our Kiwi friends across the pond. Better yet, it’s our highest position since 2015.
According to the Henley Passport Index, Australian passport holders can access 189 countries without pre-applying for a visa. Ahead of us in the top spot are France, Germany, Italy and Japan, to name a few, who can all access 194 – so we’re not too far behind.
But with such great power comes great responsibility – a responsibility to travel as far and wide (and paperwork-free) as you possibly can, that is. Here are just a few of the top visa-free travel destinations worth adding to your ‘must visit’ list this year.