10 Of The Most Powerful Passports In The World

A powerful passport means having the ability to travel visa-free or with visa-on-arrival to many countries, granting ease of international travel.

For the first time in five years, the title of the world’s most powerful passport has shifted from Japan for the first time. Japan no longer holds the top spot in this prestigious ranking. The ranking in this article is based on The Henley Passport Index, which is considered one of the most authoritative and comprehensive passport ranking systems. The ranking is based on passport holders’ visa-free destinations.

These are the most powerful passports in the world:

10. Estonia and Iceland

You might be a little surprised to see Estonia, and Iceland are in the number 10 spot. They combinedly have a visa-free score of 182 on The Henley Passport Index. Estonia is a Baltic country known for its digital advancements, stunning landscapes, and well-preserved medieval architecture, while Iceland, an island nation in the North Atlantic, captivates visitors with its breathtaking natural wonders, including glaciers, geysers, and the enchanting Northern Lights.