Have you for once sat down and asked yourself how powerful your country’s passport is. We are made to believe we live in an equal world but that isn’t really the case when it comes to passports; some are more powerful than the other.
Let have a look at the world’s ten most powerful passports and maybe you’re likely to find out where your country’s passport lies.
According the Henley Passport Index
Singapore and South Korea jointly hold the second position on the list with access to 189 destinations around the globe while Germany and France are in the third place, with visa-free access to 188 destinations.
Australian passport has dropped to the tenth position on the list with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 181 countries after Turkey and Ukraine changed their visa conditions.
Check out the top 10 countries:
TOP TEN POWERFUL PASSPORTS
1. Japan — 190 (destinations)
2. Singapore, South Korea — 189
3. France, Germany — 188
4. Denmark, Finland, Italy Sweden — 187
5. Luxembourg, Spain — 186
6. Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, UK and US — 186
7. Belgium, Canada, Greece, Ireland — 184
8. Czech Republic — 183
9. Malta — 182
10. Australia, Iceland, New Zealand — 181
Indian passport ranks 79th on the list with visa-free access to 61 countries.
The least powerful passports include Pakistan, with holders only able to travel freely to 33 destinations, Syria at 32 destinations while Afghanistan and Iraq ranked the lowest, with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 30.
The Henley Passport Index is based on authoritative data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and they base their rankings on how many countries a passport entitles a traveller to enter without having to apply for a visa in advance.
There you have it.