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Most Powerful Passports in the World: 2018 Ranking

Everyone assumes that a passport is only for crossing your country’s border and a proof of identity that enables us to travel to other countries.

But did you know some passports in the world are more powerful than the others? Yup, some passports reflect the countries a passport-holder can access without making an application, meaning that the passport holder needs no visa, or she can obtain a travel visa upon arrival.

So lets checkout the world’s most powerful passport according to the Global Passport Power Rank 2018.

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#10. Hungary and Iceland – Visa Free Score: 155
Hungary’s passport holder gets visa free access to 120 countries and visa on arrival for 35 countries.

Iceland’s passport holder gets visa free access to 119 countries and visa on arrival for 36 countries.

 

#9. New Zealand – Visa Free Score: 156
New Zealand’s passport holder gets visa free access to 112 countries and visa on arrival for 44 countries.

#8. Australia, Czech Republic (Czechia) and Malta passports – Visa Free Score: 157
Australian passport holders get visa free access to 100 countries and visa on arrival for 47 countries. Czechia’s passport holder gets visa free access to 121 countries and visa on arrival for 36 countries. Malta’s passport holder gets visa free access to 123 countries and visa on arrival for 34 countries.

#7. Greece  – Visa Free Score: 158
Visa free access to 122 countries worldwide and visa on arrival for 36 countries.

#6. Shared between Canada, Ireland, Malaysia and Switzerland – Visa Free Score: 159
Canadian passport holders get visa free access to 114 countries and visa on arrival for 45 countries. Ireland’s passport holder gets visa free access to 116 countries and visa on arrival for 43 countries. Malaysia’s passport holder get visa free access to 121 countries and visa on arrival for 38 countries. Switzerland’s passport holder get visa free access to 123 countries and visa on arrival for 36 countries.

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#5. United States of America, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Portugal – Visa Free Score: 160
American passport holders get visa free access to 118 countries and visa on arrival for 42 countries. United Kingdom and Portugal passport holders get visa free access to 122 countries and visa on arrival for 38 countries. Austria, Norway, Netherlands and Belgium passport holders get visa free access to 123 countries and visa on arrival for 37 countries. Luxembourg passport holders get visa free access to 125 countries and visa on arrival for 35 countries.

#4. This place is shared between Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Italy, France and Spain – Visa Free Score: 161
Spanish passport holders get visa free access to 123 countries and visa on arrival for 38 countries. French passport holders get visa free access to 124 countries and visa on arrival for 37 countries. Italy’s passport holders get visa free access to 125 countries and visa on arrival for 36 countries. Denmark, Sweden and Finland passport holders get visa free access to 126 countries and visa on arrival for 35 countries.

#3. Germany and Japan – Visa Free Score: 162
Germany’s passport holders get visa free access to 126 countries and visa on arrival for 36 countries. Japan’s passport holders get visa free access to 120 countries and visa on arrival for 42 countries.

#2. South Korea – Visa Free Score: 163
South Korean passport holders get visa free access to 121 countries and visa on arrival for 42 countries.

#1. Singapore – Visa Free Score: 164
Singapore passport holders get visa free access to 127 countries and visa on arrival for 37 countries.


P.S. And the world’s least powerful passport is that of Afghanistan giving visa free access to only 25 countries.

 


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Written by Moonshot

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