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Top 10 Most Powerful Passports in the World [2022]

Passport is the gateway to the travel international country which includes personal information like bearer’s name, place of birth, date of birth, date of issue, date of expiry, passport number, photo, and signature in the shape of small booklets.

There are different types of passports like Diplomatic passports, Official passports, Emergency passports, Collective passport, Family passport, and many more depending on the status of the bearer in their home country. 

Today we are talking about the powerful passports in which we made the list in terms of travel freedom country or accessible country by one’s passport. Every year Henley passport index publishes the ranking of all world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holder can access without a prior visa.

With the source of Henley’s passport index and other sources, we made the list of Top 10 most powerful passports in the world 2022.

Here is the list of the Top 10 most powerful passports in the world 2022:

10. Austria


Austria is an East Alpine landlocked country in the southern part of Central Europe. The capital city of Austria is Vienna which is also the largest city in Austria.

It is composed of 9 federated states including its capital city. It is surrounded by the Czech Republic in the north, Germany in the northwest, Slovakia and Italy in the south, and Liechtenstein and Switzerland to the west. It has low inequality rates and unemployment with high income per capita and life expectancy.  

Austrian passport is issued by the Austrian government for their citizen to facilitate international travel. Austrian citizens can visit 115 countries without a visa that includes EU countries, Switzerland, UK, and others, as well as Austrian passport holders, also have access to get 12 Visas on arrival or 36 e-VIsas.

The index published by the Henley passport in the year 2022 Austrians ties with the Denmarks in terms of travel freedom country with the same number 188 accessible countries and territories with visa-free or visa on arrival. 

By the term of travel freedom country, Austria passport makes its 10th position in term of the top 10 most powerful passports in the world 2022.

9. Denmark


Denmark is a country in Northern Europe that lies south of Norway, southwest of Sweden, and is surrounded by Germany in the south. Its capital and largest city are Copenhagen while the official language is Danish.

Denmark is one of the world’s most socially and economically developed countries. Denmark also ranks high in some metrics of national performance such as health care, education, democratic governance, protection of civil liberties, prosperity, LGBT equality, and human development.

Denmark has secured 2nd position among the happiest countries in the world for the 2nd year in a row. To facilitate international travel the kingdom of Denmark issued Danish passports for their citizens. Danish passport has become one of the most powerful and the strongest passports in the world.

As a European Union country, Denmark citizens can go to Eu countries without visas also for travel within the Nordic countries no identity documentation is required for the Nordic citizens.

According to the Henley passport index published in 2022 with the Danish passport Danish citizen can go up to 188 countries and territories without visa and visa on arrival. By the travel freedom country, Danish passports get the position of 9th of the top 10 most powerful passports in the world 2022.

8. Luxembourg


Luxembourg is a landlocked country in the Western part of Europe that is surrounded by Germany in the east, Belgium in the west, and the north and France in the south. The capital Luxembourg City of Luxembourg is one of the 4th European Union’s official capitals.

Luxembourg is one of the world’s developed countries with an advanced economy and one of the highest GDP per capita countries in the world. It is one of the founding members of the OECD, European Union, NATO, UN, and Benelux.

A Luxembourgish passport is issued to nationals of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for international travel. As the Henley Passport Index published in the year 2022, Luxembourgish citizens can visit 189 destinations without a Visa or with a Visa granted on arrival. The Luxembourg passport weighted on visa on arrival by 0.7, eVisa by 0.5, and traditional visa weighted by 0.

As a member of the EU, Luxembourg citizen also a citizen of the EU and with national identity card you have the freedom to go and do work there as well as  Luxembourg citizens can live and work in any member state of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Norway. Luxembourgish passport tied with Italy, Finland, and Spain passport in terms of travel freedom.

7. Spain


Spain is the most fascinating and beautiful country along with one of the largest countries in Europe. Officially Spain is known as the Kingdom of Spain which shares its border with Andorra, France, Gibraltar, Portugal, and Morocco.

One-third of the nation’s population of Spain is foreigners that reside in its territory. Monarch is the head of the state and while the prime minister officially called “president of the Government” is the head of government of Spain. 

Spanish passport is one of the most powerful passports in the world with access to 189 countries and territories with Visa-free and Visa on arrival. As a member of the Eu, you have access to the EU countries without Visa along with Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and other countries with some valid date Spanish citizens can go.

Like the other countries, the Spanish passport has an ordinary passport, collective passport, Diplomatic passport, and official and service passports issued by the Spanish government as per the need. Spain shares its position of Top 10 most powerful passports in the world 2022 with the same number of accessible countries as Italy, Finland, Luxembourg.

6. Finland


Finland is a country that is situated in Europe’s Nordic region and is surrounded by Sweden in the west, Norway in the north, and Russia in the east. The capital city of Finland is Helsinki and the official language is Finnish and Swedish.

Finland is the 8th largest European country and it is also Europe’s 25th most populous country. Besides all of these Finland ranks number one for the 3rd year in a row in the list of the happiest countries in the world. 

Everybody wishes to be a Finland citizen because of the world’s topmost educational system and with the fact of low corruption levels, high standards of living, and many more. Italy passport shares its position of the top 10 most powerful passports in the world 2022 with Italy along with Spain and Luxembourg.

With an Italian passport, you are allowed to go to 189 Countries and territories with Visa and Visa-free also Visa On Arrival. As the above country, Finland is also a member of the European Union so citizens of Finland go to EU countries without Visa and other countries with some validation date. 

5. Italy


Italy is also one of the most beautiful southern European countries whose capital city is Rome. Italy shares its boundaries with France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia on the Northern side and the remaining sides share its boundaries with the sea.

Italy is regarded as the historical country in the world but it is also rich in natural resources. Italy is the only country in the world which is rich in both natural resources and arts.

Many people are interested in the Italian passport not only to connect with this beautiful country but the reason is the visa-free travel within the European country.

Every Italian citizen is also considered as a citizen of the European Union so that allows Italian citizens to free right any moment and residence in any states of the European Union along with Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The Index published by the Henley Passport index in 2022 Italy passports has access to go to 189 countries and its territory without Visa and Visa with arrival.

As part of the EU, every citizen can go to EU countries without visas like Austria, France, Germany, and many more. Moreover, with the Italian passport, there is visa-free with some valid date countries like Canada, Peru, Mexico, Panama, and other countries.

4. Germany


Germany is the center of Europe which is located in the heart of Central and Western Europe which shares borders with the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, and Austria.

The President is the head of the state of Germany and the head of Government is the Chancellor in Germany. The second-largest population in Germany is Muslims however the Christianity has become the largest and biggest religion of Germany.

Germany became a member of the G7, United Nations, Nato, OECD, G20, and other organizations. Many World Heritage sites also have a long and rich cultural history which makes them become the top tourism destinations. 

German passport is one of the most advanced and secure passports in the world index published by the Bundesdruckerei Gmbh in the year 2017 but it is in the 4th position of the top 10 most powerful passports in the world in 2022.

Germany’s passports can be accessed for 190 as the same as South Korea along with a German passport also citizens of german can visit 137 countries without a Visa as well as have access to get 35 e-Visas or 14 Visas on arrival.

3. South Korea

South Korea
South Korea

South Korea is one of the most homogeneous countries in the world where it has its own language, customs, and cultures that are different from other countries.

South Korea is officially called the Republic of Korea which is in East Asia and shares borders with Japan in the south, North Korea in the north also south Korea shares maritime borders with China and Japan. The political system of South Korea is a presidential representative republic where legislative power is vested with both the government and the National Assembly. 

The Republic of Korea passport is issued to a South Korean citizen to travel to their international countries and the passports are the Biometric and Non-Biometric. South Korea passports can travel 190 countries and territories as per the index published by the Henley Passport Index in 2022 and become the 3rd position of the top 10 most powerful passports in the world 2022.

In the 2018 South Korea agreement to visa-free access to all G8 countries along with As of 2022 South Korea added all European Countries visa-free access. South Korea along with Germany shares its same number of access to destinations with their passport.

2. Singapore


Singapore is an island country in Southeast Asia with well-developed as well as leaning skyscrapers, diverse communities, and unique buildings.

It shares its land with straits to Malacca to the west, the South China Sea to the east, the Riau islands to the south, the straits of Malacca to the west, and the Malay Peninsula in the southern tip. The climate of Singapore has uniformly high temperatures and nearly constant precipitation throughout the year.

The Singapore passport has access to 192 countries and territories which makes it ranked 2nd in terms of the top 10 most powerful passports in the world 2022 due to the huge number of countries that have visa exemption agreements with Singapore. With Singapore passport four largest economies in the world countries i.e. India, the European Union, China, and the United States visa-free access.

Singapore passports also have visa-exempt access to 120 counties where to cross the border of these countries they can with validity 6 months only. Singapore passport is one of the most powerful passports in the world 2022 so if you are a Singapore citizen never miss the chances and make plans to as many as many countries as possible.

1. Japan


Japan is the most advanced country in terms of technology as well as the land of great natural beauty.

It is located in the northwest pacific ocean of East Asia which shares borders with the East China Sea and  Taiwan in the south, Sea of Japan in the west and Sea of Okhotsk in the north. The Hilly region of Japan is covered with 70% of the country and it is made up of 6,852 islands.

Japan is an industrialized nation producing advanced technology, vehicles, electronics, and machine tools as well as being considered as the world leader in robotics. 

Are you a citizen of japan? If you are then you are lucky in terms of traveling because with the Japanese passport you are allowed to go to 192 countries and territories.

The Passport Index published by Henley shows that in the year 2022 Japanese passport is one of the strongest and most powerful passports in the world with access to 192 countries and territories. 

Final Word

All of the above information is gathered from different sources and we can make sure all the information that is written above is from the official site and legit. As we can see that Japan holds the 1st position in our list of the top 10 most powerful passports in the world 2022 with the most number destination can go through the Japanese passport.

As some country passport share an equal number of the destination can go through their passport so in that case we list that country not in the same position but in different positions please remember this.

At last thanks for reading our article If you guys are the citizen of any above mention country you are the lucky one please comment down in the comment section if so also do not forget to share your experience that you travel the international country recently.

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