Revealed: The passport that can get you into the most countries


The passport that can get you into the most countries without a visa has been revealed.

The Henley Passport Index ranks all passports across the world according to the number of countries a passport can be used to enter without a visa.

According to the index released by residence and citizenship advisory firm Henley & Partners, Japan has the most powerful passport.

People who hold that passport are able to visit 189 countries without a visa.

Germany and Singapore are a close second, with those passport holders able to enter 188 countries without a visa.

Japan has the most powerful passport in the world. Source: Getty Images
Japan has the most powerful passport in the world. Source: Getty Images

Finland, France, Italy, South Korea, Spain and Sweden rank third – with passport holders being able to enter 187.

Meanwhile UK, US, Portugal, Norway, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Austria passports can grant travel into 186 countries without needing a visa.

Australia has the sixth most powerful passport, along with Greece. Australians can visit 183 countries.

The passports that can grant holders travel into the least amount of countries in the world are those from Afghanistan and Iraq, with those citizens only able to enter 30 countries without a visa.

Somalia, Syria and Pakistan are also low on the list.

According to the Henley Passport Index, the UAE is the highest climber on the list.

Australia is ranked sixth on the list. Source: Getty Images
Australia is ranked sixth on the list. Source: Getty Images

It had the 23rd most powerful passport, but has ascended 38 places in just 10 years.

Henley & Partners said developed Asian countries sat at the top because of their strong international trade and diplomatic relations.

“With close to 40 visa-waiver agreements signed by governments since the start of the year, passport holders around the world go into the summer season with greater collective access than any before,” Henley & Partners said in a statement.

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