the most powerful passport

As a citizen of the USA, we tend to subscribe to an attitude that the USA passport is the surely the most powerful in the world. Not so.  Which is the most powerful passport?

SurpriseGermany’s passport is the top of the list of  Most Powerful Passports, as ranked by Passport Index.  If you hold this passport, you can travel visa-free (includes visa-free (VF) and visa on arrival (VOA)) to 158 countries.

The ranking of countries according to the Passport Index: (as of February 2017)

Rank – Origin – Number of countries you can travel to visa-free (including visa on arrival)

  1. Germany = 158
  2. Tie:
    1. Sweden -157
    2. Singapore – 157
  3. Tie:
    1. Denmark – 156
    2. Finland – 156
    3. France – 156
    4. Spain – 156
    5. Norway – 156
    6. UK – 156
    7. USA – 156
  4. Tie:
    1. Italy – 155
    2. Netherlands – 155
    3. Belgium – 155
    4. Austria – 155
    5. Luxembourg – 155
    6. Portugal – 155
    7. Switzerland – 155
    8. South Korea – 155
    9. Japan – 155
  5. Tie:
    1. Malaysia – 154
    2. Ireland – 154
    3. Canada – 154

Interesting in the rest of the list?  Visit Passport Index‘s list of the rest of the world.



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