The Henley Passport Index ranked Maldives as the most powerful passport in South Asia for the year 2021, despite the COVID-19 pandemic

As per the listing, the Maldivian passport fell one rank compared to the 2020 listing and tied with Botswana at the 62nd rank. Passport holders from nations at this rank can travel to a total of 85 countries without prior visa.

Maldives was also ranked as the strongest South Asian passport under the Henley Passport Index for the year 2020.