SINGAPORE: Singapore's passport has been ranked second on a list of the world's most powerful passports, allowing visa-free entry to 192 destinations.
The Top 10 Most Powerful Passports in the World
The top 10 most powerful passports in 2022 are those issued by Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Spain, Italy, Finland, Luxembourg, Austria, and Denmark.
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 once again holds the most powerful passport, allowing visa-free access to 193 countries, according to the Henley Passport Index's third quarter 2022 report released Tuesday.
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.
According to rankings from Henley & Partners, a citizenship advisory firm, the U.S. passport ranks seventh in the world when it comes to access. Americans can get into 186 international destinations without applying for additional visas in advance.
Travelers from Japan have the most global freedom, according to the results of a new study. Here's why: A Japanese passport allows its bearer to visit 193 countries without needing to first apply for a visa, according to a quarterly report by global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners.
Passports are ranked based on their Mobility Score. The higher the Mobility Score, the better the Passport Power Rank. Countries are ranked by the number of passports they accept visa-free or with visa on arrival.
The world's most powerful passports
Asian countries currently hold the three highest passport rankings in 2022, with Japan taking the top spot. Before the pandemic, European nations dominated the rankings, signalling the lingering impact of COVID-19 and subsequent restrictions on the region.
The results are out and Japan has bagged the top spot of having the world's most powerful passport that provides hassle free access to around 193 countries. The results are based on the report of the latest Henley Passport Index from Henley & Partners.
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.
The Chinese passport currently ranks on the 72st place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 74 destinations. Giving it an overall medium-low mobility score.
India's passport was ranked 87th in the Henley Passport Index list. 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.
Why Are US Passports Blue? Each country is free to set the color of their own passport books. Currently, U.S. passports are the same shade of blue as the star field in the American flag. That said, there are other types of passports issued by the United States Department of State that are not blue.
The American passport currently ranks on the 8th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 189 countries. This makes it one of the most desirable passports in the world with a very high mobility score.
Is it illegal to have three passports? If your nation does not allow dual citizenship or more then yes it is illegal, unless you renounce that citizenship of course. If your nation allows dual citizenship or more then it is fully allowed and legal to have three passports.
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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.
The British passport currently ranks on the 7th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 190 countries. This makes it one of the most desirable passports in the world with a very high mobility score.
But the U.S. passport is more powerful. Canadians have it pretty easy when it comes to travel — at least in non-pandemic times. With visa-free access to 185 countries, Canadians enjoy one of the best-ranked passports in the world according to the latest ranking from the Henley Passport Index.
With a high mobility score it is one of the most desirable passports in the world. Canadian passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as Japan, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, the United States and the entire European Union.