The most powerful passports in the world in 2021

For a couple of decades, the Henley Passport Index has been published every year, a ranking of passports from around the world according to the number of destinations their owners can access without a Visa. The first places on that list are considered the “most powerful passports” since they can offer access to a huge number of countries without much complications.

The list is made based on the International Air Transport Association (IATA, for its acronym in English) which has an exact database of travel information, in addition to being part of the research department of Henley & Partners, a company focused on citizenship planning and global residency, which helps individuals to achieve citizenship in other countries.

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The first place on the list is Japan, a country whose passport has access to 191 countries (while he applies for a Visa to several countries), followed by Singapore which can access 190 countries. In third place are tied South Korea and Germany, which have 189, while the fourth place is shared by four countries: Italy, Finland, Spain and Luxembourg, with 188 on their list of places to which they can access. Some of these are from the richest countries in the world.

The list continues with Denmark and Austria whose passports can enter 187 countries, followed by Sweden, France, Portugal, the Netherlands and Ireland, which have access to 186 countries. Nations like the United States, United Kingdom, Norway, Belgium, Sweden and New Zealand share the seventh place with 185 countries.

The most powerful passports of 2021

  1. Japan – 191
  2. Singapore – 190
  3. South Korea – 189
  4. Germany – 189
  5. Italy – 188
  6. Finland – 188
  7. Spain – 188
  8. Luxembourg – 188
  9. Denmark – 187
  10. Austria – 187
  11. Sweden – 186
  12. France – 186
  13. Portugal – 186
  14. Netherlands – 186
  15. Ireland – 186
  16. Sweden – 185
  17. United States – 185
  18. United Kingdom – 185
  19. Norway – 185
  20. Belgium – 185
  21. New Zealand – 185
  22. Greece – 184

8.Malta – 184

  1. Czech Republic – 184
  2. Australia – 184
  3. Canada – 183
  4. Hungary – 182
  5. Slovakia – 181
  6. Lithuania – 181
  7. Iceland – 181
  8. Poland – 181
  9. Slovenia – 180
  10. Latvia – 180
  11. Estonia – 179
  12. Malaysia – 178
  13. Liechtenstein – 178
  14. Monaco – 174
  15. Cypress – 174
  16. Chile – 174
  17. United Arab Emirates – 173
  18. Romania – 172
  19. Bulgaria – 171
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    Brazil – 170
  21. Argentina – 170
  22. Hong Kong – 170
  23. San Marino – 168