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The 11 Most Powerful Passports in the World

What are the most powerful passports in the World? 

For better or worse, not all passports are created equal. Your passport has the power to give you easy access to almost every corner of this amazing world, or it can present an incredible amount of red tape between you and your dream destination. Like it or not, these little booklets determine a lot about the way we travel.

Here are the 25 most powerful passports in the world, ranked by their Visa-Free Score*

*a total of all the countries that this passport can enter without a visa or with a visa upon arrival

These 8 countries are tied for #3, all having a Visa-Free Score of 155 countries, meaning that there are only 40 countries in the world that you cannot enter visa-free with these passports.

  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

There are only 2 countries with a score of 156, leaving them tied for the #2 most powerful passport in the world.

  • Singapore
  • Sweden

The number one most powerful passport in the world is alone in its outstanding visa-free score of 157, making it uniquely powerful. This humble little booklet may look like all the rest, but do not be fooled–it might as well be bound with gold.

  • Germany

If you’re lucky enough to be from one of these passport-privileged countries, take a moment to consider the incredible opportunities that are open to you. If you’re not travelling, this list is here to tell you it’s time to hit the road.