Detailed list of the world’s most potent passports that you may obtain in 2023


The Japanese passport, which grants its holders the freedom to visit more places on earth, has been awarded the most powerful passport in the world for 2023.

According to a new rating by Henley Passport Index, which is based on information from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the travel document takes the top spot.

Two other Asian nations, Singapore and South Korea, were ranked second and third, respectively, to Japan on the index, indicating that the Asian trio has good travel access to a record 193 and 192 locations.

Below the Asians on the leaderboard are European countries. Germany and Spain are tied on 190 destinations, followed by Finland, Italy, and Luxembourg at 189.

Afghan passport is the weakest, sitting at the bottom of the ranking as its nationals can only access 27 countries in the world.

The Henley Passport Index lists the top passports to own in 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, Netherlands, Sweden (188 destinations)

6. France, Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom (187 destinations)

7. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United States, Czech Republic (186 destinations)

8. Australia, Canada, Greece, Malta (185 destinations)

9. Hungary, Poland (184 destinations)

10. Lithuania, Slovakia (183 destinations)

The Henley Passport Index lists the worst passports to own in 2023.

Several countries around the world have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 40 or fewer countries. These include:

102. North Korea (40 destinations)

103. Nepal, Palestinian territory (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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