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The Canadian passport was just ranked the 9th best in the world

Canada's passport was just ranked as one of the best in the world, according to the 2020 Henley Passport Index.

According to the report, Canada is tied for 9th place along with Australia, Czech Republic, Malta and New Zealand with a score of 183.

The Henley Passport Index ranks all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.

The ranking reflects the 183 countries Canadians can travel to around the world and get a visa when they arrive there, or not even need one at all.

The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information.

While Canada's ranking is good now, In the past years the Canadian passport has done a lot better in the ranks. From 2016 to 2019 it ranked as 6th best in the world. Prior to 2016, the Canadian passport was ranked as high as 2nd place. 

For 2020 the highest ranked passport was given to Japan, with a score of 191. Singapore, South Korea, Germany, and Italy all fall close behind.

Lead photo by

Kylie Anderson

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