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How powerful is your passport?

Asia | 10/16/2018 1:30 PM | João | Comments: 6

As any passionate traveller knows, passports are the key to adventures. Passports are the ultimate “don’t leave home without it” item, but the nationality of your passport can have a major effect on your travel plans and time abroad.

According to Henley Passport Index, 2018, Japan has taken the top-spot as the country with the most powerful passport. With the visa-free access to Myanmar, granted in the beginning of October, Japanese citizens can now visit 190 countries around the world without visa related restrictions.

The second spot is taken by Singapore. It’s citizens can visit a total 189 destinations visa-free.

The first European countries in the list are France and Germany, tied with South Korea in third place, managing to travel freely to 188 different jurisdictions .

On the bottom of the list are Afghanistan and Iraq, both with visa-free access to 30 destinations.

Top 5 of Henley Passport Index 2018:

1- Japan – Visa Free acess to 190 destinations

2- Singapore – Visa Free acess to 189 destinations

3- France, Germany and South Korea – Visa Free acess to 188 destinations

4- Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain, Sweden – Visa Free acess to 187 destinations

5- Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, UK, USA – Visa Free acess to 186 destinations

Bottom 5 of Henley Passport Index 2018:

102 – Palestinian Territory, Sudan, Eritrea – Visa Free acess to 39 destinations

103 – Yemen – Visa Free acess to 37 destinations

104 – Pakistan – Visa Free acess to 33 destinations

106 – Somalia, Syria – Visa Free acess to 32 destinations

106 – Afghanistan, Iraq – Visa Free acess to 30 destinations

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    PassportPowell 16 Oct 2018 21:22

    Veeeeeerrrrry interesting. I thought my UK passport was more powerful

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    david 16 Oct 2018 23:10

    Does anyone which 4 nations Japan allows that the UK does not?

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    Becky 16 Oct 2018 23:44

    david Does anyone which 4 nations Japan allows that the UK does not?

    Russia, Cuba, China & Mongolia.

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    david 17 Oct 2018 6:21

    Becky

    david Does anyone which 4 nations Japan allows that the UK does not?

    Russia, Cuba, China & Mongolia.

    Thank you. Good nations for Japanese.

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    hick 17 Oct 2018 9:49

    Becky

    david Does anyone which 4 nations Japan allows that the UK does not?

    Russia, Cuba, China & Mongolia.

    Russia is not visa-free for Japanese passport holders

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    Rafael 20 Oct 2018 0:14

    hick

    Becky

    david Does anyone which 4 nations Japan allows that the UK does not?

    Russia, Cuba, China & Mongolia.

    Russia is not visa-free for Japanese passport holders

    Japan’s passport allows China, India, Mongolia, Myammar, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Iran. In other hand, UK passport doesn’t need visa for Burkina Faso, Gambia and Brazil.

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