The most powerful passports in the world can open doors at embassies and unlock international travel.The top 10 most powerful passports in the world are from countries that offer visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to an impressive 188 destinations. In addition to the 10 most powerful passports, there are 15 more passports tied for 11th place with access to 185 countries.
Here is a list of the most powerful passports in the world:
Top 10 Most Powerful Passports in The World Rank Country Score 1 Singapore 160 2 Germany 156 3 Sweden 154 4 South Korea 153 5 France 153 6 Finland 148 7 Spain 147 8 Italy 147 9 United Kingdom 146 10 Denmark 145
The Passport Index ranks how useful and powerful different nations’ passports are. It looks at how many countries you can visit without applying for a visa before turning down applicants from a country. Singapore’s passport has been ranked as the world’s most powerful for the past three years. The tiny island nation has a passport score of 160, which means it can grant visa-free entry to 160 nations around the world, including Canada, China and Russia. Germany’s passport holds second place with a score of 156 and grants access to 155 countries. Sweden (154) and South Korea (153) round out the top three most powerful
The most powerful passports to hold in 2022 are:
1. Japan, Singapore (192 destinations)
2. Germany, South Korea (190)
3. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (189)
4. Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden (188)
5. Ireland, Portugal (187)
6. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (186)
7. Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta (185)
8. Poland, Hungary (183)
9. Lithuania, Slovakia (182)
10. Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia (181)
The Henley Passport Index ranks 199 passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.
The index is an interesting way for people to compare passports against one another, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. A passport may allow its holder to travel to more countries than another passport, but that doesn’t mean that either of those passports will be able to enter all the countries they want.
Some countries are difficult for citizens of other nations to visit due to visa restrictions or other factors, so even though a country may appear on someone’s list of accessible destinations, they may not be able to visit it.