Sometimes we can forget just how lucky we are that most EU passports can give us visa-free access to hundreds of countries around the globe.
That means no lengthy paperwork that takes hours of time to fill out, no waiting around for officials to give us a stamp of approval and no queuing in the visa line when we arrive at our chosen destination.
So how did we manage to get so lucky?
Well if you weren’t already aware, visa-free travel is granted when the governments of those two countries have signed an agreement, opening its borders and allowing visa-free access.
Depending on your citizenship, and who exactly your country has made friends with, you can have the right to travel the world visa-free.
For example, Germany currently holds the strongest passport, with visa-free access to 177 countries, with Sweden coming in a close second with 176.
Surprisingly France, Finland, Italy, Spain and the UK are all tied in third place with access to 175 countries.
However, what if your country sits at the bottom of the list of the world’s worst passports?
Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan all have the lowest visa-free access.
Unfortunately for these nationals unless they’re part of the super wealthy rich list they won’t be able to avoid the paperwork.
But just when you think that you’ve got the golden ticket to travel the globe paper free, there are still some remote areas that will require you to cough up the cash.
Take the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan famous for measuring ‘gross national happiness’, a visitors one day visa will set you back $250!
To give you a better idea just how great your passport is, CS Global Partners have created this infographic to visa-free travel.