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.
2022 Henley Passport Index
India has added 35 more destinations since 2006. 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 release of the latest Henley Passport Index for the year 2022, highlights little change in the top 10 most powerful passports compared to the last ranking. The UK now sits in sixth place, with a score of 187, with the US one place behind with a score of 186.
The UK passport, meanwhile, is now able to visit 187 countries and comes in at number six – dropping one place from last year. The USA comes in at seven (186 countries) and Australia at eight (185).
What Country Has the Weakest Passport? Afghanistan has the weakest passport in the world by travel freedom. The HPI places Afghanistan at the bottom of its list, in 112th place. A passport issued by Afghanistan allows the holder to enter only 26 countries and territories without applying for a visa in advance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EU , EEA and Swiss citizens can travel to the UK for holidays or short trips without needing a visa. In other cases, find out if you need to apply for a visa to enter the UK . You can cross the UK border using a valid passport which should be valid for the whole time you are in the UK .
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.
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.
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.
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.
The country with the highest visa-free score has the most powerful passport. Welcoming Score: The Passport Index awards one point to each country's passport which allows its bearer to enter visa-free or with visa on arrival. The country with the highest welcoming score is the most welcoming country in the world.