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Global Passport Ranking: Check World’s 10 Most Powerful And Worst Passports In 2022

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Henley & Partners, a London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm has released its list of passport rankings known as the ‘Henley Passport Index for the year 2022.

The Henley Passport Index is the only one of its kind based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA). The index includes 199 different passports and 227 different travel destinations.

Here we are sharing the list of the world’s top 10 most powerful and least powerful passports according to the Henley Passport Index;

10 Best (Most Powerful) Passports In 2022

There are a total of 33 countries in the list of top 10 most powerful passports in 2022. Passports Japan and Singapore hold the first rank on the passport index. passport holders of the two Asian nations can now enter 192 destinations around the world visa-free.

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while the second position is shared by South Korea and Germany with access to 190 visa-free destinations.

Most Powerful Passports In 2022
RankName of CountriesVisa-Free Access
1Japan, Singapore192
2Germany, South Korea190
3Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain189
4Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden188
5Ireland, Portugal187
6Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, UK, US186
7Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta185
8Hungary, Poland183
9Lithuania, Slovakia182
10Estonia, Latvia181

10 Worst (Least Powerful) Passports In 2022

The list of 10 least powerful passports has a total of 15 countries in it. Just like last year, in 2022 countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, and Yemen are among the worth (least powerful) passports with the lowest access to Visa-free destinations.

Afghani passport allows visa-free travel to only 26 countries which is the least in the world.

Rank Name of Countries Visa-Free Access
102Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Sudan41
103Bangladesh, Kosovo, Libya40
104North Korea39
105Nepal, Palestinian Territory37
106Somalia34
107Yemen33
108Pakistan31
109Syria29
110Iraq28
111Afghanistan26

Indian Passport Ranking In 2022

Indian Passport has become stronger as India has improved the passport ranking for the year 2022. Indian passport has climbed 7 places and ranked at 83rd position as compared with 90th position in 2021,

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Now, Indian passport holders can travel to 60 countries across the world without the need for a prior visa. It is worth mentioning that Oman and Armenia are the latest additions to India’s Visa-free destinations list.

Global Passport Ranking

RankCountryVisa-Free Access
1Japan192
1Singapore192
2Germany190
2South Korea190
3Finland189
3Italy189
3Luxembourg189
3Spain189
4Austria188
4Denmark188
4France188
4Netherlands188
4Sweden188
5Ireland187
5Portugal187
6Belgium186
6New Zealand186
6Norway186
6Switzerland186
6United Kingdom186
6United States186
7Australia185
7Canada185
7Czech Republic185
7Greece185
7Malta185
8Hungary183
8Poland183
9Lithuania182
9Slovakia182
10Estonia181
10Latvia181
10Slovenia181
11Iceland180
12Malaysia179
13Liechtenstein178
14Cyprus176
15United Arab Emirates175
16Chile174
16Monaco174
16Romania174
17Bulgaria173
17Croatia173
18Hong Kong (SAR China)171
19Argentina170
20Brazil169
20San Marino169
21Andorra168
22Brunei166
23Barbados161
24Israel159
24Mexico159
25St. Kitts and Nevis157
26Bahamas155
27Uruguay153
27Vatican City153
28Seychelles152
29St. Vincent and the Grenadines151
30Antigua and Barbuda150
30Costa Rica150
30Trinidad and Tobago150
31Mauritius146
31St. Lucia146
32Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)145
33Dominica144
33Grenada144
33Macao (SAR China)144
34Panama142
35Paraguay141
35Ukraine141
36Peru135
36Serbia135
36Vanuatu135
37El Salvador134
38Guatemala133
38Honduras133
39Colombia131
39Samoa131
39Solomon Islands131
40Tonga129
40Venezuela129
41Nicaragua127
41Tuvalu127
42North Macedonia125
43Kiribati123
43Montenegro123
44Marshall Islands122
45Moldova120
46Palau Islands119
46Russian Federation119
47Bosnia and Herzegovina117
47Micronesia117
48Georgia115
49Albania114
50Turkey110
51South Africa104
52Belize101
53Qatar97
54Kuwait95
55Timor-Leste93
56Ecuador91
57Nauru89
58Fiji88
58Maldives88
59Guyana87
60Botswana86
61Jamaica85
62Bahrain84
63Papua New Guinea82
64China80
64Oman80
65Belarus79
65Bolivia79
65Saudi Arabia79
65Thailand79
66Namibia78
67Lesotho77
67Suriname77
68Kazakhstan75
69eSwatini74
70Malawi73
71Kenya72
71Tanzania72
72Indonesia71
72Tunisia71
72Zambia71
73Dominican Republic70
74Azerbaijan69
75The Gambia68
76Uganda67
77Cape Verde Islands66
77Philippines66
78Armenia65
78Zimbabwe65
79Cuba64
79Ghana64
79Morocco64
80Kyrgyzstan63
80Sierra Leone63
81Mozambique62
82Benin61
82Mongolia61
82Rwanda61
83India60
83Sao Tome and Principe60
84Mauritania59
84Tajikistan59
85Burkina Faso58
86Gabon57
86Uzbekistan57
87Cote d’Ivoire56
87Senegal56
88Equatorial Guinea55
88Madagascar55
89Guinea54
89Mali54
89Togo54
89Vietnam54
90Bhutan53
90Cambodia53
90Chad53
90Comoro Islands53
90Niger53
91Algeria52
91Central African Republic52
91Egypt52
91Guinea-Bissau52
91Jordan52
91Turkmenistan52
92Burundi51
93Angola50
93Cameroon50
93Laos50
94Liberia49
95Congo (Rep.)48
95Haiti48
96Djibouti47
97Myanmar46
98Ethiopia45
98Nigeria45
99South Sudan44
100Eritrea43
101Congo (Dem. Rep.)42
101Iran42
102Lebanon41
102Sri Lanka41
102Sudan41
103Bangladesh40
103Kosovo40
103Libya40
104North Korea39
105Nepal37
105Palestinian Territory37
106Somalia34
107Yemen33
108Pakistan31
109Syria29
110Iraq28
111Afghanistan26

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