The most powerful passports in the world : Check here

Safalta expert Published by: Gitika Jangir Updated Tue, 27 Sep 2022 12:06 AM IST

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As coronavirus-related border closures continue to be eased in 2022, many passport holders will have greater access to the world. Meanwhile, since Russia's February invasion of Ukraine, numerous countries have waived visa restrictions for Ukrainian passport holders. As a result, numerous nations have ceased providing Russian citizens visas and have prohibited Russian planes from accessing their airspace.Taking all of this into consideration, the UAE passport is currently the most powerful in the world, with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 174 countries. According to Arton Capital's Passport Index, a ranking of the world's passports in order of the number of destinations their holders can access without getting a visa prior to arrival, this makes it the strongest in the world. Unlike the Henley Passport Index, which ranked Japan first in 2022, Arton Capital's Passport Index updates its ranks in real time when new visa waivers and amendments are made, demonstrating the present implications of COVID-19 travel prohibitions and the war in Ukraine on global mobility.
 
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The most powerful passports in the world

In 2022, Asian countries presently occupy the top three passport rankings, with Japan taking the top slot. Prior to the pandemic, European nations topped the rankings, indicating the region's continued reliance on COVID-19 and subsequent limitations.

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Japanese nationals now have the most passport power, as they can access 193 countries without a visa or with a visa on arrival. South Korea and Singapore are tied for second place, with passports from both countries allowing citizens to travel freely to 192 countries.
Germany, which was formerly ranked second, is now in group three with Spain. In other news, Brexit has had a huge impact on the value of the British passport in recent years.

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The United Kingdom is presently ranked sixth in the world, alongside France, Ireland, and Portugal. According to the Passport Index, the UK was joint first in 2015, pre-referendum, with Germany.

The World's Most vs the least Powerful passports : According to the Henley Passport Index

Japan 193 destinations
Singapore, South Korea 192 destinations
Germany, Spain 190 destinations
 Finland, Italy, Luxembourg 189 destinations
Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden 188 destinations
Ireland, Portugal, France, United Kingdom  187 destinations
Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United States 186 destinations
Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta 185 destinations
Hungary 183 destinations
Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia 182 destinations

Strongest passports in the world 2022 : According to the Passport Index by Arton Capital

After accounting for COVID-19 and other travel restrictions, the following are the world's most powerful passports in 2022:
 
United Arab Emirates 174 destinations
Germany, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, South Korea 170 destinations
Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Japan, Ireland, United States of America, New Zealand 169 destinations
Malta, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, United Kingdom, Australia 168 destinations
Singapore, Lithuania, Slovakia, Canada 167 destinations
Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia 166 destinations
Liechtenstein 165 destinations
Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria 164 destinations
Malaysia 162 destinations
Brazil, Monaco 160 destinations

The lower-ranked passports

Afghanistan has retained its position as the Index's lowest-ranked country this year. Afghan people have unrestricted access to only 27 countries. Iraq and Syria are likewise placed 29th and 30th, respectively.
 

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