The 25 most powerful passports

The 25 most powerful passports

It’s not just the color of the outside or the number of pages inside, as each country negotiates with others, some passports become more powerful. Whether citizens are able to flash their passport and breeze past customs or if it’s easy to get a visa upon arrival, every single country’s passport has its own unique set of regulations.

Here are the 25 most powerful passports in the world, according to the Passport Index.

Australia

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Australia

Australians can use their passport to get into 169 countries without a visa, making it the seventh most powerful in the world.

Greece

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Greece

Greece tied with Australia for seventh most powerful passport in the world.

New Zealand

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New Zealand

New Zealand’s passport tied for sixth most powerful.

Canada

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Canada

Canadians can get into 172 countries without a visa, making it one of the sixth most powerful.

 Ireland

 Ireland

The Irish passport is one of the sixth most powerful in the world, with a visa-free score of 153.

Portugal

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Portugal

The Portuguese can visit 172 countries around the world without a visa, garnering them the title of fifth most powerful passport.

Luxembourg

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Luxembourg

Luxembourg tied with two other countries for fifth most powerful passport.

Austria

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Austria

Austrians have the fifth most powerful passport in the world.

Malaysia

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Malaysia

Perhaps one of the more surprising countries in the top list, Malaysians have a passport considered to be among the fourth most powerful.

United States

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United States

What may seem surprising to many Americans is that their passport is only the fourth most powerful in the world—and it’s tied with eight other countries for that place.

Japan

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Japan

The Japanese passport will get its citizens into 173 countries around the world without a visa.

Norway

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Norway

Norway also tied for fourth most powerful passport in the world.

Belgium

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Belgium

Belgian citizens can flash their passports at 174 countries and get visa-free access.

Netherlands Netherlands

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Netherlands

The Dutch tied for fourth most powerful passport with quite a few other countries. Citizens can get into 174 countries without a visa.

Italy Italy

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Italy

Italians tied for fourth most powerful passport.

Denmark Denmark

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Denmark

The Danish passport earned a visa-free score of 155 for Danes’ ability to visit 174 countries around the world without a visa.

Singapore

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Singapore

Singapore residents can claim their titles as owners of the fourth most powerful passports in the world.

United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

In 2015, the UK was one of the most powerful passports in the world. It has since dropped to a tied third place when other countries began relaxing their visa requirements.

South Korea

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South Korea

South Korea is the highest non-European country on the list. It tied for third place with five other European countries.

Spain

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Spain

Spain tied for third most powerful passport with a score of 156.

Switzerland

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Switzerland

Switzerland gives its citizens the third most powerful passport in the world.

France

France

French citizens can go to 175 countries around the world without a visa with their third place most powerful passport.

Finland

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Finland

Finland’s passport tied with five other countries as the third most powerful in the world.

Sweden

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Sweden

Sweden is a close-behind second. The Swedish passport gets citizens into 176 countries around the world without a visa.

Germany

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Germany

German residents are owners of the most powerful passports in the world. Germans can visit 177 countries around the world without needing a visa. They have had the most powerful passport in the world since 2014.

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