The International Air Transport Association has released the Henley Passport Index, which reveals the world's most powerful passports.
The Henley Passport Index measures visa-free access to 227 destinations worldwide. It sorts the world's passports by the number of places their holders can access without a prior visa.
Three Asian passports offer their holders more global travel freedom than any other country, according to a new quarterly report by Henley & Partners. The Japanese passport provides visa-free access to 193 destinations that make up 98% of the global economy. At the bottom of the list are Afghanistan, Iraq (29) and Syria (30). Japan ranks first for the fifth consecutive year.
According to the data, as of 2023, Japanese passport holders can visit 193 of the 227 destinations, 85% of the world, without a visa. Two other countries in Asia ranked second with 192 destinations: South Korea and Singapore.
Here are the most powerful passports in the world:
2-Singapore and South Korea (192)
3-Germany and Spain (190)
4-Finland, Italy and Luxembourg (189)
5-Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden (188)
6-France, Ireland, Portugal and the United Kingdom (187)
7-Belgium, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and USA (186)
8-Australia, Canada, Greece and Malta (185)
9-Hungary and Poland (184)
10-Lithuania and Slovakia (183)
LAST RANKED COUNTRIES
102. North Korea (40)
103. Nepal, Palestine (38)
104. Somalia (35)
105. Yemen (34)
106. Pakistan (32)
107. Syria (30)
108. Iraq (29)
109. Afghanistan (27)