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How Much Freedom Of Travel Does Your Country Have?

Americans can travel without a visa to 172 countries; Iraqis can travel to 31.

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Afghanistan ranks the lowest with only 28 countries in the world allowing Afghans to visit without a visa. Iraqis can travel visa-free to 31 countries. Pakistan and Somalia fare equally poorly with only 32 countries welcoming them without a visa.

There is a strong correlation between average wealth and access to open frontiers, reported the Independent.

The story also stated:

The imbalance between ease of access for citizens of rich nations and the lack of openness displayed by those countries was revealed in a World Tourism Organization report, which reported that three-quarters of the world's population requires a visa ahead of traveling to Europe.

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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