Japan owns the most powerful passport in the world

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According to the new rankings of Henley Passport Index, passports of Asian countries dominate.

Recently, the Henley Passport Index has published a new passport ranking list. Accordingly, Japan continues to be the most powerful passport country in the world. Citizens of the rising sun country can travel to 191 countries and territories around the world.

In this list of passport rankings, Asian countries dominate. Ranked No. 2 is the passport of Singapore when its citizens can freely travel to 190 countries around the world. South Korea and Germany are both ranked third when citizens from these two countries are exempted from visas in 189 countries and territories.

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Japanese passport is the most powerful passport in the world. Photo: The Independent.

The rest of the top 10 on this list are mostly European countries. Meanwhile, the US and UK passports have dropped, only ranked No. 8 while in 2015, the passports of the two countries were the most powerful passports on the planet.
Ranked last in the power passport rankings is Afghanistan when only visa-free to 26 countries and territories.

In this list, Vietnamese passports are ranked 88th with Cambodia when visa-free in 54 countries around the world.

The Henley Passport Index is determined based on data provided by the International Air Transport Agency (IATA) and includes 199 passports and 227 travel destinations.

Top 10 most powerful passports in the world in 2020

  1. Japan (191)
  2. Singapore (190)
  3. Korea, Germany (189)
  4. Italy, Finland (188)
  5. Spain, Luxembourg, Denmark (187)
  6. Sweden, France (186)
  7. Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands, Ireland, Austria (185)
  8. United States, United Kingdom, Norway, Greece, Belgium (184)
  9. New Zealand, Malta, Czech, Canada, Australia (183)
  10. Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary (181)

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