The world’s most powerful passports for 2017

So I bet you are wondering “What makes a passport powerful?” well the ranking by Henley & Partners, a citizenship and planning firm, takes into account how many countries can be visited without applying for a visa.

Germany tops the list with visa-free access to 176 countries while Sweden also remains static in second place with 175 countries, followed by Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain and the US jointly rank third, with their citizens enjoying access to 174 countries without a visa.

Syria, Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan sit at the very bottom of the list with visa-free access to less than 30 countries worldwide.

The biggest movers on the list on this year’s index were Peru and Ghana.

Peru was the highest individual mover, gaining a massive 15 places.

Ghana showed the most negative movement, losing four places in one year.

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Check out the most and least most powerful full list below…

 1 – Germany

2 – Sweden

3 – Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain, United States

4 – Austria, Belgium, France,Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, United Kingdom

5 – Ireland, Japan, New Zealand

6 – Canada, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland

7 – Australia, South Korea

8 – Iceland

9 – Czech Republic

10 – Hungary, Malta

11 – Lithuania

12 – Latvia, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia

13 – Estonia, Malaysia

14 – Poland

15 – Monaco

16 – Cyprus

17 – Chile

18 – Brazil

19 – Andorra, San Marino

20 – Argentina, Bulgaria

21 – Croatia, Romania

22 – Hong Kong

23 – Brunei Darussalam

24 – Israel

25 – Barbados

26 – Mexico

27 – Bahamas

28 – Uruguay

29 – Seychelles

30 – Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis

31 – Costa Rica, Taiwan, Vatican City

32 – Trinidad and Tobago

33 – Mauritius

34 – Venezuela

35 – Paraguay

36 – Macao, Panama, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

37 – Grenada

38 – Honduras, United Arab Emirates

39 – El Salvador

40 – Dominica, Guatemala

41 – Peru

42 – Solomon Islands

43 – Serbia

44 – Samoa

45 – Vanuatu

46 – Marshall Islands, Nicaragua

47 – Tonga

48 – Macedonia, Tuvalu

49 – Kiribati

50 – Colombia, Montenegro

51 – Micronesia, Russian Federation

52 – Palau, Turkey

 53 – Bosnia Herzegovina

54 – Moldova

55 – Albania, South Africa

56 – Belize

57 – Ecuador, Timor-Leste

58 – Ukraine

59 – Guyana

60 – Kuwait, Maldives, Nauru

61 – Fiji

62 – Jamaica, Qatar

63 – Papua New Guinea

64 – Bolivia

65 – Botswana, Suriname

66 – Bahrain

67 – Kazakhstan, Namibia, Thailand

68 – Georgia, Kenya, Oman

69 – Saudi Arabia

70 – Belarus, Lesotho, Malawi

71 – Gambia, Swaziland

72 – Tanzania,

73 – Cape Verde, Tunisia, Zambia

74 – Azerbaijan

75 – Philippines, Uganda

76 – Cuba, Ghana

77 – Zimbabwe

78 – Armenia, Benin, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco

79 – Indonesia

80 – Burkina Faso, Dominican Republic, Mongolia

81 – Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone

82 – Mauritania

83 – Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Tajikistan, Togo, Uzbekistan

84 – Niger

85 – Bhutan, Chad, China, Mali, Rwanda

86 – Gabon, Haiti, Madagascar

87 – Guinea-Bissau, India, Turkmenistan, Algeria, Cambodia, Comoros, Egypt, Guinea, Laos

89 – Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea

90 – Angola, Cameroon, Vietnam

91 – Burundi, Nigeria

92 – Congo, Jordan, Liberia

93 – Myanmar

94 – Djibouti, North Korea

95 – Bangladesh, Iran

95 – Sri Lanka

96 – Ethiopia, Lebanon, South Sudan

97 – Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Sudan

98 – Eritrea, Yemen

99 – Libya

100 – Somalia

101 – Syria

102 – Pakistan

103 – Iraq

104 – Afghanistan

 

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