The World's Most Powerful Passports in 2021

The World's Most Powerful Passports in 2021

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The World's Most Powerful Passports in 2021

The World's Most Powerful Passports in 2021

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http://www.falstaff.com/en/nd/the-worlds-most-powerful-passports-in-2021/ The World's Most Powerful Passports in 2021 Henley & Partners have released its passport rankings for the fourth quarter of 2021. http://www.falstaff.com/fileadmin/_processed_/1/3/csm_shutterstock_Japan_top_passport_2640_64cacd66c6.jpeg

Passport power ranked (Q4, 2021)

Henley & Partners, a residence and citizenship planning consultancy, ranks world passports on a quarterly basis for the travel freedom they allow. The most highly ranked passports are those that allow the holder to enter the the largest number of countries without obtaining a visa prior to arrival. 

Without taking into account temporary restrictions, people from Japan and Singapore are able to travel to 192 countries, which is 166 more destinations than Afghan citizens, who sit at the bottom of the index.

Further down the top 10, the rankings remains virtually unchanged: Holders of Germany/South Korea passports can travel visa-free to 190 countries while Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain are pegged at the third position with a score of 189. Lithuania, alongside Poland and Slovakia, comes tenth, with 182 free-to-enter countries.

The most powerful passports:

  • Japan, Singapore (192)
  • Germany, South Korea (190)
  • Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (189)
  • Austria, Denmark (188)
  • France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden (187)
  • Belgium, New Zealand, Switzerland (186)
  • Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Norway, United Kingdom, United States (185)
  • Australia, Canada (184)
  • Hungary (183)
  • Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia (182)

The least powerful passports: 

  • North Korea (39)
  • Nepal and Palestinian territories (37)
  • Somalia (34)
  • Yemen (33)
  • Pakistan (31)
  • Syria (29)
  • Iraq (28)
  • Afghanistan (26) 

     

Passport power ranked (Q3, 2021)

According to the most recent report, Japan takes the top spot for the fourth time, allowing holders to access 193 visa-free or visa-on-arrival destinations. Singapore follows in second place with visa-free access to 192 destinations. A passport issued in Germany or South Korea allows the holder to enter 191 destinations around the globe. On the lower end of the list, Afghanistan and Iraq hold the bottom spots with the lowest visa-free travel capability.

The 10 most powerful passports:

  • Japan (193)
  • Singapore (192)
  • South Korea, Germany (191)
  • Italy, Finland, Spain and Luxembourg (190)
  • Denmark, Austria (189)
  • Sweden, France, Portugal, Netherlands and Ireland (188)
  • Switzerland, US, UK, Belgium and New Zealand (187)
  • Norway, Greece, Malta and Czech Republic (186)
  • Canada, Australia (185)
  • Hungary (184)

The least powerful passports:  

  • Afghanistan (26)          
  • Iraq (28)          
  • Syria (29)         
  • Pakistan (32)    
  • Yemen (33)

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