Do you know Japan’s passport has been declared as the most powerful passport in the world? Japan freshly took the crown away from Singapore, allowing its citizens to visit 189 countries visa-free, making it the world’s most powerful passport.
The East Asian country had lately expanded visa-free access to Burma (Myanmar), granting it visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations. Singapore still enjoys visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to a total of 189 destinations. Both Japanese and Singaporean passports allow travelers a 30-day visa-free stay in Uzbekistan along with Israeli, South Korean, Tajikistanian, Turkish, Malaysian, and Indonesian passport holders. Meanwhile, Germany, which held the title since 2013 only to be knocked off by Singapore and Japan, has fallen further to third place.
The Henley Passport Index is a status of all the passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which upholds the world’s largest and most inclusive database of travel information, and is improved by widespread in-house research.
As the world economy has become progressively globalized, the need for greater visa-free access has grown steadily. Japan truly deserve the spot to have the most powerful passport in the world.