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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2015, the United States ranked second for the most powerful passport, trailing the United Kingdom. The Henley Passport Index rankings don't take into account the varying COVID-19 restrictions and border closures from some countries.
Some people speculate that it was for political purposes and that blue resembles the “New World.” Blue passports are also common among Caribbean countries and U.S. Territories, like Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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.
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').
The cost of living in Israel is the seventh highest in the world, leading expensive countries such as Singapore, Luxembourg and Hong Kong, according to a ranking based on the Numbeo crowdsourced global database for 2022.
The report ranks countries that are best to live in. The UN reviewed nearly 200 countries under various factors, including life expectancy, education, gender equality, and financial wealth. Norway ranked highest in standard of living, life expectancy, and education, 13 times in a row.