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Costa Rica leads in ease of world travel

Friday, April 1, 2016


Costa Ricans can travel to 131 countries without a visa, more than any of its neighbors, according to the  2016 Visa Restrictions Index, published by Henley & Partners.

Only 32 countries have easier access than Costa Rica, which is followed in the region by Panama, ranked 36th, with visa-free access to 127 destinations.

A passport from German, in first place globally, allows visa-free travel to 177 countries, while Afghanistan is last, with 25.

The VisaRestrictions Index considers 219 countries, giving one point for each visa-free destination (numbers in brackets indicate overall position).

1 Costa Rica (33)

2 Panama (36)

3 Honduras (41)

4 El Salvador (42)

5 Guatemala (43)

6 Nicaragua (46)