The Spanish passport is the fifth most-valued in the world

A SPANISH passport will allow the holder to visit 186 countries without a visa in 2019.

According to the Henley Passport Index, compiled each year by London consulting firm Henley & Partners, this makes the Spanish travel document the fifth most-valued in the world.

This is one place lower than last year when Spain was ranked fourth and gave access to 187 countries without the need for a visa.

Japan continues to issue most valuable passport in the world, allowing the holder to visit 190 countries, followed by Singapore and South Korea, both of which give access to 189.

Third place is shared by Germany and France, with access to 188 countries, followed by Denmark, Finland, Italy and Sweden.

Luxembourg’s 186 countries rank it fifth together with Spain while the UK occupies sixth place along with the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Austria and the US by giving access to 185 countries.

Afghan and Iraqi passports are the least-valued of all and holders are allowed to enter only 32 and 30 countries respectively without a visa.