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Most Powerful passports in the World

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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The nationality of your passport can have a major effect on your travel plans and time abroad. While it could be the ultimate ticket to the world for some countries, yet for many others, it could be a burden that restricts and even bans them to travel to dozens of countries across the globe.

According to the Visa Restrictions Index 2015, published by the Henley & Partners, Germany and the UK have the most powerful passports in the world. The United Arab Emirates has become the most “powerful” among Middle Eastern countries. On the other hand, the four worst passports in the world remain Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Pakistan.

Rank Citizenship/Passport Score
1 Germany 173
  United Kingdom  
  (Great Britain)  
2 Finland 172
  Sweden  
  USA  
3 Denmark 171
  France  
  Italy  
  Japan  
  Korea  
  (Republic of, South)  
  Luxembourg  
  Netherlands  
  Norway  
4 Belgium 170
  Canada  
  New Zealand  
  Portugal  
  Spain  
5 Austria 169
  Ireland  
  Singapore  
  Switzerland  
6 Australia 168
7 Greece 167
  Malta  
8 Iceland 164
  Czech Republic  
9 Malaysia 163
  Hungary  
10 Slovakia 162
11 Liechtenstein 161
  Slovenia  
12 Latvia 160
13 Lithuania 159
  Estonia  
14 Poland 158
  Cyprus  
15 San Marino 153
16 Hong Kong 152
  (SAR China)  
     
17 Monaco 151
18 Argentina 150
  Brunei Darussalam  
  Chile  
  Bulgaria  
19 Andorra 149
  Romania  
20 Brazil 148
21 Israel 145
22 Croatia 142
23 Bahamas 139
24 Barbados 138
25 Uruguay 134
26 Antigua and Barbuda 133
  Mexico  
27 St. Kitts and Nevis 131
28 Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) 129
  Seychelles  
  Venezuela  
29 Vatican City 128
30 Costa Rica 127
31 Trinidad & Tobago 126
32 Panama 125
33 Mauritius 124
34 Paraguay 123
35 St. Lucia 121
36 Macao (SAR China) 120
37 St. Vincent & the Grenadines 119
38 Grenada 117
39 Honduras 116
40 United Arab Emirates 114
41 Dominica 113
  Guatemala  
42 El Salvador 112
43 Serbia 110
44 Samoa 109
45 Nicaragua 108
46 Macedonia (FYROM) 107
47 Vanuatu 106
48 Montenegro 104
49 Russian Fed. 102
  Turkey  
51 Bosnia and Herzegovina 98
52 Moldova 95
  South Africa  
53 Albania 94
55 Belize 91
57 Solomon Islands 85
58 Tuvalu 83
59 Peru 82
60 Maldives 81
61 Fiji 80
  Guyana  
  Kiribati  
  Tonga  
62 Nauru 79
  Ukraine  
63 Ecuador 78
  Kuwait  
64 Marshall Islands 77
65 Jamaica 76
  Papua New Guinea  
66 Qatar 74
67 Micronesia 73
  (Federated States)  
     
68 Botswana 72
  Palau  
69 Bolivia 71
70 Bahrain 70
  Kenya  
  Namibia  
  Suriname  
71 Lesotho 69
72 Oman  
  Thailand  
73 Swaziland 67
74 Colombia 66
  Gambia  
  Malawi  
  Saudi Arabia  
75 Kazakhstan 65
  Tanzania  
  Zambia  
76 Tunisia 63
77 Belarus 62
78 Georgia 61
  Ghana  
  Uganda  
79 Philippines 60
80 Cuba 59
81 Azerbaijan 58
  Zimbabwe  
82 Benin 56
  Cape Verde  
  Kyrgyzstan  
  Morocco  
83 Indonesia 55
84 Cote d'Ivoire 54
85 Mauritania 53
  Senegal  
86 Armenia 52
  Burkina Faso  
  Mongolia  
  Uzbekistan  
87 Dominican Republic 51
  India  
  Niger  
  Tajikistan  
  Togo  
88 Mali 50
  Sao Tome & Principe  
89 Mozambique 49
  Sierra Leone  
  Timor Leste  
90 Bhutan 48
91 Cambodia 47
  Chad  
  Egypt  
  Gabon  
91 Rwanda 47
  Turkmenistan  
92 Guinea-Bissau 46
  Madagascar  
93 Algeria 45
  China  
  Haiti  
  Laos  
  Vietnam  
94 Cameroon 44
  Central African  
  Republic  
  Comoros  
  Jordan  
  Nigeria  
95 Guinea 43
96 Equatorial Guinea 42
97 Burundi 41
  Congo (Republic  
  of, Brazzaville)  
  Djibouti  
98 Angola 40
  Bangladesh  
  Myanmar  
99 Korea 39
  (Democratic People's Republic
  of, North)  
  Yemen  
100 Sri Lanka 38
101 Congo (Democratic 37
  Republic of, Kinshasa)  
  Iran  
  Lebanon  
  Liberia  
  Libya  
102 Kosovo 36
103 Ethiopia 35
  South Sudan  
  Sudan  
104 Eritrea 34
  Nepal  
  Palestinian Territory  
105 Syria 33
106 Pakistan 31
107 Somalia 30
108 Iraq 29
109 Afghanistan 25
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