Latvian passport ranked 12th best for travel

The Latvian citizen's passport has ranked 12th in the global Visa Restrictions Index that is created each year by Henley & Partners.

The rating mostly takes freedom of movement for passport holders into account to determine a country's ranking.

The Henley & Partners website maintains that, "Visa requirements are also an expression of the relationships between individual nations, and generally reflect the relations and status of a country within the international community of nations."

Latvia scored 160 on a scale of 218 in the rating, while Estonia and Lithuania scored 159. 

That means that Latvian nationals can enter 160 countries without a visa.

The best passports in the world are thought to be those held by nationals of Germany and the United Kingdom.

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