The 2019 Most Powerful Passports in the World Are From THESE Countries

If you own a passport from these countries, you can travel to 189 countries visa-free

  • The 2019 Henley Passport Index ranks the world’s passports depending on how many destinations one can go to without requiring a visa
  • In their current update, passports from Japan and Singapore are the most powerful, being able to travel to 189 countries
  • The least powerful passport is from Afghanistan, which only allows visa-free travel to 25 countries

Frequent travelers know how important a passport is. It is the government-issued document that holds a person’s identification and is used for traveling to different countries. Along with that, one would need a visa to be permitted to go to certain countries. There are countries that will allow travel without requiring a visa, but that depends on any kind of agreement between the country of origin and the destination.

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Japan’s passport can be used without applying for a visa in 189 countries. Image credit:

The Henley Passport Index makes a rank system that checks the passport of each country and sees how many countries it could be used with without requiring a visa. They would gather data from the International Air Transport Association, which is the largest database that is related to travel, along with additional information from Henley & Partners.

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Singapore is on the top rank, same as Japan. Image credit:

In their latest update, which shows their current ranking from July 2, 2019, it was identified that passports from Japan and Singapore are the most powerful, with being able to travel visa-free to 189 countries.

Finland, Germany, and South Korea are next in the rank, with 187 countries. Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom are in the sixth rank, with 183 countries.

United Arab Emirates has reached rank 20, as the number of countries that they can visit visa-free has doubled in the past 5 years and is now 167. The Philippines is ranked at 80 with 64 countries, along with Ghana and Zimbabwe.

You can travel to 64 countries visa-free if you are using a Philippine passport. Image credit:

The country with the lowest rank is Afghanistan, at rank 109 and can only travel to 25 countries visa-free. Second to the last is Iraq with 27 countries, and Syria is third with 29 countries.

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Written by Drew Tetangco

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