41 Visa Free Countries for Bangladeshi Passport Holders

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41 Visa Free Countries for Bangladeshi Passport Holders. Traveling without a visa brings a unique joy. No hurry, just purchase a plane ticket and embark on your journey. Citizens of Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, England, or America can visit most countries around the world without a visa. In other words, passport holders from these countries enjoy visa-free access to numerous destinations. Unfortunately, the Bangladeshi passport holds little influence in this regard.

According to the 2023 Henley Passport Index, Bangladeshi passport holders can enter 41 countries without requiring a visa. Among these countries, some do not require a visa at all, while others provide visa-on-arrival services. Only Sri Lanka demands an e-tourist visa, eliminating the need for physical appearance before or after travel.

Citizens of Bangladesh can now visit 41 countries without a visa, an increase from the previous count of 38. This means that these countries only require a passport for entry, without the need for a visa.

41 Visa Free Countries for Bangladeshi Passport Holders

The US-based organization “The Hanley and Partners” has developed an evaluation index by surveying 104 countries worldwide. Annually, in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) travel database, they compile this index. It sheds light on Bangladesh’s global standing.

41 Visa Free Countries for Bangladeshi Passport Holders

How many countries can you visit with Bangladeshi passport without visa? According to Hanley & Partners, Bangladeshi passport holders can travel to 41 countries worldwide without a visa. The list of these countries is as follows:

Asia: Bhutan, Indonesia, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and East Timor.

Africa: Benin, Cape Verde, Comoro Islands, Djibouti, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sicily, Somalia, Togo, and Uganda.

America: Bolivia.

Oceania: Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, Niue, Samoa, Trivalu, and Vanuatu.

The Caribbean: Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The Henley Passport Index, which relies on data from 199 passports and 227 travel destinations, has been published for 18 years. It serves as the most reliable criterion for independent states and global citizens to assess a passport’s position in terms of global mobility. Bangladesh’s position has improved in the 2023 Henley Passport Index, moving from 104th to 100th place. However, the number of visa-free countries has decreased by one. The travel ban for Bangladeshi passport holders to Indonesia remains in place due to the Covid pandemic.

The Japanese passport holds the top spot on the list with visa-free access to 190 countries. Singaporean and South Korean passports closely follow with visa-free access to 189 countries. For the second consecutive time, an Asian country has secured the first place in the index published for three consecutive months.

China’s position has risen from 85th in 2017 to 69th this year, while the United States ranks sixth.

The top five countries in the index are Japan (190 countries), Singapore and South Korea (189 countries), France and Germany (188 countries), and Denmark, Finland, Italy, and Sweden (187 countries). Luxembourg and Spain also share a position with visa-free access to 186 countries.

The bottom five countries in the index are Afghanistan and Iraq (30 countries), Somalia and Syria (32 countries), Pakistan (33 countries), Yemen (37 countries), and Eritrea (38 countries).

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