World’s most powerful passports in 2022 revealed; Japan and Singapore top the list

Almost every year, the world’s most powerful passports get changed and the declaration has been done by London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners. This time the first position for the world’s most powerful passport goes to 2 countries at a time and they are Japan and Singapore. 

According to the latest report, Even as the world continues to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, Japan and Singapore top the list of being the most powerful passport in the world for the year 2022. The visa-free score of both these countries is 192.

When the passports are considered, the firm Henley & Partners are also needed to be considered, that is how they are picking, on what factor the countries are given the position, etc. The Henley Passport Index is the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the largest, most accurate travel information database.

Also, the decision has been taken on how easy it is for citizens from different countries to move around. According to data, These are the most powerful passports in the world:

  1.  Japan, Singapore (192)
  2. Germany, South Korea (190)
  3. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (189)
  4. Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden (188)
  5. Ireland, Portugal (187)
  6. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (186)
  7. Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta (185)
  8. Poland, Hungary (183)
  9. Lithuania, Slovakia (182)
  10.  Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia (181)

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Both Japan and Singapore secured the first rank again in the list. Passport holders from these countries can travel visa-free to 192 countries. Meanwhile, German and South Korea passport holders can travel to 190 countries without a prior visa. India is in the 83rd position by Henley Passport Index, up seven positions since October 2021. The country now has access to 60 countries without a prior visa.

Moreover, the world’s worst passports in 2022 have also been revealed. It includes North Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.