Georgian passport takes five steps forward in international rating

In 2018 Georgians have visited 112 countries without visa or simplified procedures. Photo: N.Alavidze/, 05 Sep 2018 - 14:43, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian passport has taken five steps forward and now ranks 48th in international the passport index rating published by Henley & Partners.

The rating shows that in 2018 Georgians can visit 112 countries without visas or with simplified procedures.

Along with Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates, Georgia took the largest leap in the 2018 index rating. Image: screenshot from Henry passport index rating (2018)

In previous years Georgia ranked 53rd (2017) and 68th place in 2016.

The regulation lifting visa requirements for Georgians entered into on March 28  last year.

The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).