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Updated: Jan 16, 2020

How to find out the countries you can travel to visa free, the countries you need visa, the passport validity requirements and how strong is your passport

How many times have you desperately googled the visa requirements for a particular country? And how many times you were not sure of the accuracy of the information that you found out? How many times you were wondering if a 5 months validity passport can still get you where you want?

From now on, you can relax a little bit. Here are some websites that show updated official information provided by IATA ( International Air Transport Association ).

Finding out visa free/ visa required countries based on your passport:

The Henley Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. 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, and enhanced by ongoing research by the Henley & Partners Research Department.

Finding out the validity required on your passport for a specific country:

Their testimonial: "You can count on the IATA Travel Centre as your trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements.  The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because we draw on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information gathered from over 1,500 official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities."

Finding out how strong is your passport:

For Romanians ( living in Romania or abroad ) or people based in Romania, here is a handy company website that can take care of your visa:

( Unfortunately, the website is in Romanian language only )

If, after checking out this information you are still unsure about something, you can always double check with your own Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the embassy of the country you are traveling to.

If you find any of the information provided above inaccurate or you believe that you can add something useful, please, feel free to post it in a comment.

Hope you`ll find it useful!

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