The latest global passport power rankings have been revealed and New Zealand’s done pretty well for itself.

With 189 destinations available to Kiwi travellers visa-free, Aotearoa’s passport has been placed sixth equal in the Henley Passport Index, the “original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa”.

The index features 199 different passports and considers 227 different travel destinations.

New Zealand is on par with neighbours Australia as well as the Czech Republic and Poland – and above some traditional heavy-hitters, including the US and Canada.

But there are still a number of other nations that offer their citizens visa-free access to more places.

First place, with visa-free access to 194 destinations, is shared by six passports: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore and Spain.

In second equal are Finland, South Korea and Sweden while third spot is shared by Austria, Denmark, Ireland and the Netherlands.

Other nations to rank above New Zealand are Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, the UK, Greece, Malta and Switzerland.

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