These are the 10 most powerful passports in 2022, United States has the 6th most powerful one with other countries

The gap between the global north and the global south is growing when it comes to freedom of travel, according to the first report of the London-based global citizenship and residency consulting firm Henley & Partners for 2022, according to CNN.

The Henley Passport Index, based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), regularly tracks which are the most powerful passports in the world since 2006.

It says rising travel barriers introduced during the pandemic have resulted in the largest global mobility gap in the index’s 16-year history.

However, the index does not take into account the current restrictions, so technically all those who have the most powerful passports in the world can, at least in theory, travel without a visa to as many as 192 destinations.

In the first place are Japan and Singapore, whose citizens can travel without visas to 192 countries.

The second place is shared by Germany and South Korea, whose citizens without visas can go to two countries less, 190, and the third place is shared by Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain, whose citizens without passports can visit as many as 189 countries.

As for the region, Hungary, which took 8th place and whose citizens can visit 183 countries without a visa, is the best, followed by Slovenia in 10th place with 181 countries. Croatia is in 17th place, which it shares with Bulgaria, with 173 countries. Serbia ranks 36th out of 135 countries, and BiH ranks 47th (117 countries). Northern Macedonia is on the 42nd place with 125 countries.

Afghanistan has the weakest passport, whose citizens can visit only 26 countries without a visa.

Here is a list of the 10 most powerful passports:

  1. Japan, Singapore (192)
  2. Germany, South Korea (190)
  3. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (189)
  4. Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden (188)
  5. Ireland, Portugal (187)
  6. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA (186)
  7. Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta (185)
  8. Poland, Hungary (183)
  9. Lithuania, Slovakia (182)
  10. Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia (181)

This is a list of the worst ranked passports:

  1. North Korea (39)
  2. Nepal and the Palestinian Territories (37)
  3. Somalia (34)
  4. Yemen (33)
  5. Pakistan (31)
  6. Syria (29)
  7. Iraq (28)
  8. Afghanistan (26)

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