Top 10 Most Powerful Passports In The World 2019
According to the Henley Passport Index, compiled by global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & PartnersCitizens, Japan now has the most powerful passport on the planet.
Japan takes the top place for 2018. With this little document, 190 jurisdictions will welcome its holder to cross their borders.
Singapore is one of two Asian destinations to reach the top of the list. It offers visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 189 jurisdictions.
3.Germany, France, South Korea
Germany (pictured) began 2018 in the No.1 spot, but is now in third place with France and South Korea.
4.Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Spain
Joint fourth on the list, with access to 187 destinations, are Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden and Spain.
5.Norway, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, US
Holders of passports from Portugal and these other six countries find doors open to them in 186 jurisdictions.
6.Canada, Switzerland, Ireland, Belgium
Canada shares the sixth spot on the Henley Passport Index with Switzerland, Ireland and the Belgium, offering visa-free and visa-on-arrival access to 185 destinations.
7.Australia, Greece and Malta
Citizens of Australia, Greece and Malta (whose Winter Olympians are pictured), have easy access to 183 destinations.
8. Czech Republic and New Zealand
Citizens of New Zealand and the Czech Republic (Prague Airport is pictured) both enjoy access to 182 travel destinations.
The wild and wonderful landscape of Iceland has proved a magnet for foreign visitors in recent years, but Icelanders themselves can easily head in the other direction with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 181 destinations.
Citizens of Hungary, Slovenia and Malaysia can enjoy seamless travel to 180 destinations.