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Here Are The Most Powerful Passports Around The World

Ryan November 5th, 2015
Here Are The Most Powerful Passports Around The World

 

The ranking shows which passports give holders the most global mobility, based on how many countries can be visited without a visa, or by getting one upon arrival.

Developed countries with advanced economies fare the best. Tied for first place are U.S. and U.K. passports, which give holders access to 147 countries.

Here are the top ranked most powerful passports, followed by the number of countries they offer access to:

  • U.S. and U.K. (147 countries)
  • France, South Korea, Germany (145)
  • Sweden, Italy (144)
  • Denmark, Singapore, Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands (143)
  • Switzerland (142)

 

And the bottom ranked passports are:

  • Congo (Dem. Rep.), Yemen, Central African Republic, Kosovo (41)
  • Equatorial Guinea, Bhutan, Comoros, Burundi (40)
  • Somalia, Eritrea (39)
  • Afghanistan, Djibouti, Iraq, Ethiopia, Nepal (38)
  • South Sudan, Solomon Islands, Palestinian Territories, Sao Tome and Principe, Myanmar (28)

 

The full country list is based on 193 United Nations member countries and six territories, and visa data is from the International Air Transport Association and other sources.

 

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