Check out latest rankings of best and worst passports around the world. Do you know the passport you have has a lot to do with how a free bird you are? Depending on the passport, travelers have to (or not) obtain visas to go to foreign countries. If you are lucky enough to have been born in a country the passport of which allows you visa-free travel to a large number of countries in the world, you may be said to possess a ‘powerful’ passport.
Needless to say that those passports allowing visa-free travel in limited number of countries isn’t the most prized possession among those who like to travel.
London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners has released passport rankings. They are called Henley Passport Index. The rankings have been made based on data from International Air Transport Association (IATA). The index has not considered temporary restrictions. These may be due to variety of reasons including Covid.
Here are the Best and Worst Passports as per the Henley Index
Best passports as per the Henley Index
- Japan, Singapore (192 destinations)
- South Korea, Germany (190)
- Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Finland (189)
- Denmark, Austria (188)
- Ireland, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Portugal (187)
- Belgium, New Zealand, Switzerland (186)
- Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Norway, United Kingdom, United States (185)
- Canada, Australia (184)
- Hungary (183)
- Poland Lithuania, Slovakia (182)
Worst passports as per the Henley Index
8. North Korea (39 destinations)
7. Nepal and Palestinian territories (37)
6. Somalia (34)
5. Yemen (33)
3. Syria (29)
2. Iraq (28)
1. Afghanistan (26)