Japan has the world's most powerful passport - providing hassle-free entry to 193 countries. Just one country short, Singapore and South Korea are tied in second place, according to the latest Henley Passport Index from Henley & Partners, an immigration consultancy.
Japan, Singapore and South Korea have the most powerful passports as the world continues to recover from Covid-19, reversing pre-pandemic rankings that were dominated by European nations.
2022 Henley Passport Index
An Afghan passport has once again been labelled by the index as the least powerful passport in the world, with its nationals only able to visit 26 destinations visa-free.
Which countries aren't allowed in Israel? None! Israel allows tourists from every single nation, even those that do not recognize Israel. Every nationality is allowed to enter Israel, but some need a visa approved in advance.
The U.S. is in seventh place, tied with Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, and Switzerland, all of those passport holders having access to 186 countries.
The British passport is the world's sixth most powerful with visa-free or visa on-arrival access to 187 countries. The UK passport was one place ahead of the US at 186 countries, while EU states dominated much of the top rankings, data from Henley & Partners' 2022 Henley Passport Index showed.
The blue passport
Countries like USA, Argentina, Costa Rica, El Salvador Brazil, Canada, Venezuela, Guatemala, Paraguay, Uruguay, have blue colored passports. Let us tell you, 15 Caribbean countries have blue colored passports. The blue color of the passports of US citizens was adopted in 1976.
The World's Strongest Passports for Travel Freedom
A passport issued by Japan allows the holder to enter 193 different countries and territories without having to get a visa in advance. Singapore and South Korea are tied for 2nd place.
A Japanese passport provides hassle-free entry to 193 countries, according to the latest Henley Passport Index from Henley & Partners, reason why it's the most powerful in the world. What makes a powerful passport? The country with the highest visa-free score has the most powerful passport.
The British Armed Forces are a professional force with a strength of 153,290 UK Regulars and Gurkhas, 37,420 Volunteer Reserves and 8,170 "Other Personnel" as of 1 April 2021. This gives a total strength of 198,880 "UK Service Personnel".
According to the report published by Henley and Partners, the UK passport, together with the US passport, have regained some of their previous strength after falling all the way to eighth place in 2020, which according to the statement, is the lowest spot held by either country in the index's 17th-year history.
Holders of the United Kingdom (UK) passport are eligible to travel to a total of 186 destinations worldwide without being obliged to obtain a visa in order to do so, which ranks the UK in the sixth position in the list of the world's most powerful passports.
Portugal took the first position in the list and one of the fastest-growing citizenship policies for its uncomplicated and most accessible requirements to get citizenship.
Those who travel with this type of passport are members of Congress, members of the military, family members of military personnel, and any other private citizen who might be conducting international travel at the request of the government. A red passport is only issued to people who are at least 18 years of age.
According to the 2020 survey (released in 2021), the United States is the world's most powerful country. The United States has the world's largest economy, with a GDP of $20.93 trillion in 2020 and the most massive military budget of $778 billion in 2020.
For 2022, Israel is ranked 18 of 142 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* score of 0.2621 (a score of 0.0000 is considered 'perfect').