Discover the most powerful passports of 2023

Following up on last year's list, global citizenship and residency consultancy Henley & Partners has unveiled its list of this year's most powerful passports…

This ranking is based on the Henley Passport Index, which uses data from the International Air Transport Association, taking into account factors such as the number of destinations a passport can visit without a visa.

This year, Japan takes the top spot with 193 countries that can be visited without applying for a visa. Just after Japan, the list includes Singapore and South Korea with 192 destinations, while Germany and Spain take third place, followed by Finland, Italy and Luxembourg in fourth. In addition to the mentioned countries, the top 10 list also includes Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Ireland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United States of America, the Czech Republic, Australia, Canada, Greece, Malta, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania and Slovakia.

In addition, the list includes ten countries with the least power and freedom, such as North Korea, Nepal, Palestine, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Below the text we present the complete top 10 lists of the most powerful and weakest passports:

The most powerful passports of 2023:

1. Japan – 193 destinations

2. Singapore, South Korea – 192 destinations

3. Germany, Spain – 190 destinations

4. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg – 189 destinations

5. Austria, Denmark, Holland, Sweden – 188 destinations

6. France, Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom - 187 destinations

7. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United States of America, Czech Republic – 186 destinations

8. Australia, Canada, Greece, Malta – 185 destinations

9. Hungary, Poland – 184 destinations

10. Lithuania, Slovakia – 183 destinations

The least powerful passports of 2023

102. North Korea – 40 destinations

103. Nepal, territory of Palestine - 38 destinations

104. Somalia – 35 destinations

105. Yemen – 34 destinations

106. Pakistan – 32 destinations

107. Syria – 30 destinations

108. Iraq – 29 destinations

109. Afghanistan – 27 destinations

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