Countries tied for second place with 172 freely-accessible countries include the United States, Germany, Luxembourg, and Denmark.
Rounding out third place with visa-free access to 171 nations include Belgium, Italy, and the Netherlands. The list counts some 219 countries as destinations.
is ranked number 20 with 144 freely-accessible countries.
Nations with the least travel freedom are predominantly Muslim majority nations. Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, and the Palestinian territories round out the bottom five on the Visa Restrictions Index. The Palestinians are the fifth most restricted, being able to travel to only 36 nations.