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RankingCountryCOI
           1   Cook Islands         100.0
           2   Palau Islands         100.0
           3   Seychelles         100.0
           4   Tuvalu         100.0
           5   Uganda         100.0
           6   Andorra         100.0
           7   Colombia         100.0
           8   Micronesia (Fed. St. of)         100.0
           9   Haiti         100.0
           10   Niue         100.0
           11   Solomon Islands         100.0
           12   Timor Leste         100.0
           13   Samoa         100.0
           14   Qatar         96.8
           15   St.Vincent and the Grenadines         96.0
           16   Tanzania (United Rep. of)         81.9
           17   Hong Kong (SAR), China         80.4
           18   Maldives         79.3
           19   Turks and Caicos Isl.         75.6
           20   Vanuatu         74.8
           21   Sri Lanka (Rep.)         73.6
           22   Thailand         70.0
           23   Macau (SAR), China         68.7
           24   Mauritius         67.8
           25   Iran (Isl. Rep. of)         67.4
           26   Malaysia         65.9
           27   Bermuda         61.2
           28   Fiji         58.5
           29   Montserrat         54.6
           30   Lebanon         52.1
           31   Jamaica         51.5
           32   St.Kitts-Nevis         50.6
           33   Grenada         48.3
           34   Gambia         48.2
           35   Virgin Islands (GB)         47.3
           36   Singapore         46.9
           37   Philippines         44.9
           38   Jordan         44.4
           39   Malawi         41.2
           40   Barbados         37.5
           41   Kuwait         36.1
           42   Bahrain         35.0
           43   Egypt (Arab Rep. of)         34.9
           44   Peru         34.7
           45   Guatemala         34.3
           46   Korea (Rep.)         32.3
           47   Morocco         32.1
           48   Chile         31.8
           49   Papua New Guinea         31.6
           50   Antigua and Barbuda         30.7
           51   Oman         29.7
           52   Turkey         29.2
           53   Bahamas         28.5
           54   Zimbabwe         28.4
           55   Ecuador         28.3
           56   Costa Rica         28.2
           57   Benin (Rep.)         27.1
           58   Argentina         26.7
           59   Trinidad Tobago         26.7
           60   South Africa         26.4
           61   Uruguay         26.3
           62   Venezuela         26.2
           63   El Salvador         25.8
           64   Nicaragua         25.5
           65   Israel         25.4
           66   Honduras         24.6
           67   Croatia         24.5
           68   Anguilla         24.1
           69   Panama         24.1
           70   Namibia         24.1
           71   Switzerland         23.8
           72   Liechtenstein         23.8
           73   Gibraltar         23.8
           74   United Kingdom (GB)         23.8
           75   Bolivia         23.7
           76   Ireland (Rep. of)         23.6
           77   Tunisia         23.4
           78   Slovak Rep.         23.2
           79   Aruba         23.2
           80   Belgium         23.2
           81   Germany         23.2
           82   Estonia         23.2
           83   Finland         23.2
           84   France         23.2
           85   Italy         23.2
           86   Luxembourg         23.2
           87   Poland         23.2
           88   Sweden         23.2
           89   Slovenia         23.2
           90   Cyprus         23.2
           91   Denmark         23.2
           92   Spain         23.2
           93   Greece         23.2
           94   Lithuania         23.2
           95   Monaco         23.2
           96   Netherlands         23.2
           97   San Marino         23.2
           98   Hungary         23.2
           99   Norway         23.2
           100   Vatican,City         23.2
           101   Portugal         23.2
           102   Austria         23.1
           103   Iceland         23.1
           104   Czech Rep.         23.1
           105   Malta         23.0
           106   Cayman Islands         23.0
           107   Latvia         23.0
           108   New Zealand         22.6
           109   Kyrgyzstan         22.5
           110   China (Peoples' Rep.)         22.3
           111   Mayotte         22.3
           112   French Polynesia         22.3
           113   Japan         21.4
           114   St.Lucia         21.3
           115   Yemen Rep.         21.1
           116   Brunei         21.1
           117   Belize         20.4
           118   Swaziland         20.2
           119   Falkland Islands         20.2
           120   French West Indies         19.8
           121   Bulgaria         19.7
           122   French Guiana         19.7
           123   Lesotho         19.6
           124   Bosnia Her.         19.3
           125   Brazil         19.3
           126   Senegal         19.2
           127   New Caledonia         19.0
           128   Serbia Montenegro         19.0
           129   Tonga         18.9
           130   Reunion         18.8
           131   Ukraine         18.6
           132   Guam (Mariana Island)         18.2
           133   Guyana         18.0
           134   Botswana         17.7
           135   Albania         17.4
           136   Nepal         17.2
           137   Mexico         17.1
           138   India         16.8
           139   Bhutan         16.8
           140   Romania         16.8
           141   Georgia         16.2
           142   Marshall Islands         16.1
           143   Paraguay         16.1
           144   Dominica         16.1
           145   FYROM         15.9
           146   Canada         15.6
           147   United Arab Emirates         15.2
           148   Chinese Taipei         14.9
           149   Northern Mariana Isl.         14.5
           150   Samoa (American)         13.3
           151   Puerto Rico         13.3
           152   U.S.A.         13.3
           153   Virgin Islands (US)         13.3
           154   Vietnam         12.1
           155   Dominican Rep.         11.9
           156   Netherlands Antilles         11.5
           157   Rwanda         11.0
           158   Niger         10.0
           159   Cote d'Ivoire         9.5
           160   Indonesia         9.2
           161   Togo         8.7
           162   Kenya         8.6
           163   Mongolia         8.5
           164   Suriname         8.4
           165   Guinea (Rep. of)         7.1
           166   Congo (Brazzaville)         6.4
           167   Ghana         5.9
           168   Kazakhstan         5.8
           169   Mali         5.5
           170   Mauritania         5.4
           171   Azerbaijan         5.4
           172   Uzbekistan         5.3
           173   Moldova (Rep. of)         5.1
           174   Belarus         5.0
           175   Liberia         4.7
           176   Equatorial Guinea         4.6
           177   Russian Federation         4.6
           178   Armenia         4.4
           179   Cuba         4.4
           180   Nigeria         4.4
           181   Kiribati         4.4
           182   Syria         4.3
           183   Cape Verde Islands         4.2
           184   Guinea-Bissau         4.1
           185   Burkina Faso         4.1
           186   Zambia         4.1
           187   Sierra Leone         4.0
           188   Chad         3.5
           189   Libya         3.5
           190   Pakistan         3.2
           191   Cameroon         2.7
           192   Sudan         2.6
           193   Algeria         2.5
           194   Bangladesh         2.4
           195   Cambodia         1.9
           196   Central African Rep.         1.9
           197   Ethiopia         1.7
           198   Burundi         1.6
           199   Mozambique         1.2
           200   Congo (Kinshasa)         1.1
           201   Eritrea         1.0
           202   Nauru         0.8
           203   Gabon         0.7
           204   Myanmar         0.7
           205   Saudi Arabia         0.6
           206   Afghanistan         0.5
           207   Iraq         0.4
           208   Australia         0.4
           209   Norfolk Island         0.4
           210   Madagascar (Dem. Rep.)         0.3
           211   Angola         0.2
           212   Laos         0.2
           213   Somalia         0.1
           214   Turkmenistan         0.1
           215   Comores Islands         0.0
           216   Djibouti (Rep.)         0.0
           217   Sao Tome Principe         0.0
           218   Faroe Islands         0.0
           219   Greenland         0.0
           220   Korea (Peoples' Rep.)         0.0
           221   Tajikistan         0.0
 
Country Openness Index
Country Openness Index (COI) measures how open a country is to visitors from other countries.

What does it mean?
It indicates, in percentage terms, what fraction of the world's population can visit a particular country without a visa. A Country Openness Index of 100 indicates that everyone in the world can come to a particular country without a visa; an index of 30 indicates that 30% of the world population can visit this country without a visa. Thus, the higher the Country Openness Index for a particular country, the greater the percentage of the world's population that can visit this country without needing to obtain a visa prior to the visit--and the more open this country is to the rest of the world.

How is it calculated?
COI is calculated as a ratio. Numerator in this ratio is the sum of the populations of all countries whose citizens can visit this particular country without a visa (most frequently, for a seven day stay), including this particular country’s population; in the denominator is the entire population of humanity.

Disclaimer
Data regarding visa information is updated once a year. Best effort is made to make the data accurate at the time of updating; however, visa requirements change frequently, making this data potentially out of date. Furthermore, data provided here is most frequently relevant to a seven day stay; therefore, it may be the case that for a longer stay a visa is required, even though, for the purposes of the index calculation, no visa is indicated. We therefore urge anyone contemplating travel to a particular country not to rely on this data for trip planning purpose and to inquire with a destination country’s embassy or consulate regarding most recent and updated visa information.

 

2006

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