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Henley & Partners has published an updated 2019 Passport Index, which ranks the countries in terms of visa-free travel, according to which Ukraine ranks 44th.

According to the report, Ukraine in the third quarter of 2019 shares the 44th spot with Nicaragua and Tuvalu, having secured visa-free travel for its citizens to 126 countries.

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In the previous quarter, Ukraine ranked 40th with a visa-free regime with 128 countries. However, Djibouti and Benin have recently changed their visa policy, and now Ukrainians are to receive electronic visas upon arrival (the Passport Index methodology considers a visa upon arrival as a visa-free entry, while an electronic visa is not considered as such).

Japan and Singapore top the list with visa-free travel to 189 countries. Runners-up are South Korea, Germany and Finland, whose citizens may visit 187 countries without a visa or with a visa upon arrival.

Denmark, Italy and Luxembourg rank 3rd with visa-free travel to 186 countries.