Japan held its top rank for the fifth year running, with access to 193 destinations without a visa. Asia once again dominated the rankings of countries with the most powerful passports, according to a report from the Henley Passport Index.
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.
While the U.S. has 16 countries ahead of it on Henley's Passport Index for July 2022, the land of the free had fewer countries place before it compared to last year's ranking. In 2021, the U.S. ranked in seventh place with passport access to 185 travel destinations.
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 weakest passport, once again, is Afghanistan. Afghan people can only visit 27 countries without the need for a visa.
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.
China placed 69th with access to 80 countries, India's passport ranked 87th and Afghanistan's passport is the least useful, getting the holder into only 27 countries.
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.
French nationality remained the best in the world according to the 2018 edition of the Quality of Nationality Index, earning a score of 83.5% out of a possible 100%, fractionally ahead of Germany and the Netherlands.
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.
As of 11 January 2022, Russian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 119 countries and territories, ranking the Russian passport 46th in terms of travel freedom (tied with Palau Islands) according to the Henley visa restrictions index.
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.
Canada regularly features among the countries with the world's most powerful passports, offering visa-free access, which is seen as a measurement of the freedom of citizens of a country, to 185 destinations.
Nationals of countries/territories who do not need a visa to enter the UK: All EU countries, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macau, Malaysia, ...
U.S. citizens are allowed to have more than one valid U.S. passport at the same time, according to the National Passport Information Center, which is a division of the U.S. State Department. But in most cases, you are only allowed to have two valid passports at a time, according to the NPIC.
This long list of places Indians can visit without visa includes beautiful countries such as: Maldives, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Macao, Bhutan, Cambodia, Nepal, Kenya, Myanmar, Qatar, Uganda, Iran, Seychelles and Zimbabwe.
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.
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').
Exercise increased caution in Israel due to terrorism and civil unrest. Exercise increased caution when traveling to the West Bank due to terrorism and civil unrest. Do not travel to Gaza due to terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict. Some areas have increased risk.
Israel was ranked 19th out of 189 countries on the 2019 UN Human Development Index, indicating "very high" development. It is considered a high-income country by the World Bank.