The world’s most powerful passports

Hand holds an Australian passport above map

Your passport is your biggest asset when it comes to travelling, but where you can go depends on what passport you have.

The Passport Index has ranked 97 countries in order of how powerful their passports are, by their total visa-free score (VFS). While some passports allow travellers to enter over 150 countries, there are some passports that struggle to get past a few immigration borders.

Germany tied with Singapore as the most powerful passport with entry to 158 visa-free. Coming in second is Sweden and South Korea with 157.

Denmark came in third tying with Japan, United States of American, and European countries including Finland, Italy, France, Spain, Norway and the United Kingdom, who can all enter 156 countries visa-free.

Australia, came in as the 6th most powerful passport alongside New Zealand and Greece with visa-free access to 153 countries.

Check out where various passports ranked in this infographic:


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