there are many in the world ranking those who analyze and evaluate power of passportDocuments required to cross the border.
These ratings are generally based on the number of sectors that are open to citizens of a country without the need to apply for a visa.
is one of them passport index 2023Produced by Arton CapitalA global financial advisory firm specializing in residency and citizenship investment programs.
This firm studies passports 193 countries recognized by the United Nations Plus six other territories that are not members of this organization but issue passports, which are Taiwan, Macao, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Palestine and the Vatican.
Other territories dependent on countries such as French Polynesia (France) or the British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) do not issue passports and are not taken into account as destinations for study purposes.
The report creates four categories of destination countries: those who are visa freeThat is, they do not request a visa; who request a previewVisa on arrival, electronic visa or any type of tourist letter that does not involve an application process and is easier to obtain; those who ask electronic travel authorization (And), which is similar to Visa but of a lower rank; why Those that establish a formal visa application process with restrictions,
According to the study, in 2023, people of Costa Rica can visit 91 of these countries. visa free, Most of them are from Europe and America, but there are also other lesser known destinations such as Botswana, Uzbekistan or Brunei.
most of these countries allow a stay of up to 90 daysBut others open their borders to stay low, such as the Philippines, which does 30 days period,
However, there is also a second category of countries that ask Costa Ricans for a visa on arrival, pre-registration or some kind of card that does not involve an application process, these are 47 And they are mainly from Africa and Asia. For example, Cuba, Tanzania, Cambodia, India and Egypt are on this list.
On the other hand, four countries are a bit more restrictive why They ask Costa Ricans for an ETA or pre-registration: Ivory Coast, Pakistan, South Korea and Sri Lanka.
For the remaining 56 countries, Costa Ricans must follow the visa application process, These include already known cases from Canada and the United States, but also China, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, several North African countries.
In this grade, Costa Rica’s passport is ranked 23rd In terms of its power, it shares a position with Seychelles and Antigua and Barbuda. In addition, it has a score of 142 in terms of mobility, representing 142 of those countries in the first three categories.
That score is the same as in 2022 and a rating increase from 2015, not counting the extraordinary requirements that were instituted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this edition, the UAE passport rose to first place as the most powerful in the world with 181 points, a position it has retained since 2021 when it replaced Germany.
On the other hand, Afghanistan’s passport is the weakest with only 39 points.
in other grade passport key Henle Passport Index 2022, Costa Rica was ranked 31st. This index indicated that Costa Ricans could enter 150 countries without the need for a prior visa.
However, this report covers more destinations than Artan Capital, combining 199 world passports and 227 travel destinations.