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The World's Most Powerful Passports

The World’s Most Powerful Passports For Travelling: 2018

Many of us take our passports for granted as a tool that give us freedom, allows us to travel and explore the world. Not all passports are of equal status however, and different passports give you different access and different freedom to travel.

So, you are probably wondering just where your own passport ranks among the world’s most powerful passports? The 2018 ranking is out and we’ve shared the info below…

The Henley Passport Index

The passport index (you can download the full report here) is released yearly by Helnley & Partners.

The process is incredibly accurate:

“The Henley Passport Index is the original and most authoritative passport index, with historical data spanning 13 years. The index and its contents are based on data provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) and supplemented, enhanced, and updated using extensive in-house research and open-source online data. The index includes 199 different passports and 227 different travel destinations. Updated in real-time throughout the year, as and when visa-policy changes come into effect, the Henley Passport Index is the most robust and reliable index of its kind.”

World’s Most Powerful Passports 2018:

1st Place

Japan – 190 (score rating)

Most Powerful Passports

2nd Place

Singapore – 189

3rd Place

France – 188
Germany – 188
South Korea – 188

4th Place

Denmark – 187
Finland – 187
Italy – 187
Spain – 187
Sweden – 187

5th Place

Austria – 186
Luxembourg – 186
Netherlands – 186
Norway – 186
Portugal – 186
United Kingdom – 186
United States – 186

6th Place

Belgium – 185
Canada – 185
Ireland – 185
Switzerland – 185

7th Place

Australia – 183
Greece – 183
Malta – 183

Australia passport

8th Place

Czech Republic – 182
New Zealand – 182

9th Place

Iceland – 181

10th Place

Hungary – 180
Malaysia – 180
Slovenia – 180

11th Place

Latvia – 179
Lithuania – 179
Slovakia – 179

12th Place

Estonia – 178
Liechtenstein – 178

13th Place

Poland – 175

14th Place

Chile – 174
Monaco – 174

15th Place

Cyprus – 173

16th Place

Brazil – 171

Brazil passport

17th Place

Argentina – 170
Hong Kong – 170

18th Place

Bulgaria – 169
Croatia – 169
Romania – 169

19th Place

Andorra – 168
San Marino – 168

20th Place

Brunei – 165

21st Place

Barbados – 161
Israel – 161
United Arab Emirates – 161

22nd Place

Mexico – 158

Mexico Passport

23nd Place

Bahamas – 155

24th Place

Uruguay – 154

25th Place

Seychelles – 152

26th Place

St. Kitts and Nevis – 151

27th Place

Antigua and Barbuda – 150

28th Place

Costa Rica – 149

29th Place

Taiwan – 148
Vatican City – 148

30th Place

Trinidad and Tobago – 147

31st Place

Mauritius – 146
St. Lucia – 146

32nd Place

St. Vincent and the Grenadines – 145

33rd Place

Grenada – 144
Macao – 144

34th Place

Paraguay – 143

35th Place

Panama – 141

36th Place

Honduras – 138
Venezuela – 138

37th Place

Dominica -137
El Salvador -137
Guatemala -137

38th Place

Peru – 135

39th Place

Serbia – 130
Solomon Islands – 130

40th Place

Samoa – 129
Vanuatu – 129

41st Place

Nicaragua – 128
Ukraine – 128

Ukraine passport

42nd Place

Colombia – 127
Tuvalu – 127

43rd Place

Macedonia – 125

44th Place

Marshall Islands – 124
Tonga – 124

45th Place

Kiribati – 123
Montenegro – 123

46th Place

Micronesia – 122
Moldova – 122

47th Place

Palau Islands – 119
Russian Federation – 119

48th Place

Bosnia and Herzegovina – 118

49th Place

Albania – 114

50th Place

Georgia – 112

51st Place

Turkey – 111

52nd Place

South Africa – 102

South Africa passport

53rd Place

Belize – 101

54th Place

Timor-Leste – 98

55th Place

Ecuador – 93
Kuwait – 93

56th Place

Fiji – 90

57th Place

Guyana – 88

58th Place

Maldives – 87

59th Place

Nauru – 86

60th Place

Qatar – 85

61st Place

Jamaica – 84

62nd Place

Papua New Guinea – 83

63rd Place

Botswana – 82

64th Place

Bahrain – 81

65th Place

Suriname – 80

66th Place

Bolivia – 79

67th Place

Oman – 78

68th Place

Belarus – 77
Thailand – 77

Most Powerful Thailand passport

69th Place

Kazakhstan – 76
Namibia – 76

70th Place

Saudi Arabia – 75

71st Place

China – 74
Lesotho – 74

72nd Place

Indonesia – 73

73rd Place

Kenya – 71
Malawi – 71
Swaziland – 71

74th Place

Gambia – 68
Tanzania – 68
Zambia – 68

75th Place

Azerbaijan – 66
Dominican Republic – 66
Philippines – 66
Tunisia – 66

76th Place

Cape Verde Islands – 65
Cuba – 65

77th Place

Uganda – 64
Zimbabwe – 64

78th Place

Ghana – 63
Kyrgyzstan – 63

79th Place

Sierra Leone – 62

80th Place

Armenia – 61
Benin – 61
Mongolia – 61
Morocco – 61

81st Place

India – 60

Most Powerful India passport

82nd Place

Uzbekistan – 59

83rd Place

Mauritania – 58
Mozambique – 58
Sao Tome and Principe – 58
Tajikistan – 58

84th Place

Burkina Faso – 57

85th Place

Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) – 56
Guinea – 56
Senegal – 56

86th Place

Bhutan – 55
Gabon – 55
Mali – 55

87th Place

Cambodia – 54
Niger – 54
Rwanda – 54
Togo – 54

88th Place

Chad – 53
Guinea-Bissau – 53
Madagascar – 53
Turkmenistan – 53

89th Place

Comores Islands – 52
Equatorial Guinea – 52
Haiti – 52
Laos – 52

90th Place

Vietnam – 51

91st Place

Algeria – 50
Jordan – 50

92nd Place

Angola – 49
Central African Republic – 49
Egypt – 49

93rd Place

Cameroon – 48
Myanmar – 48

94th Place

Congo – 47
Liberia – 47
Nigeria – 47

Most Powerful Nigeria passport

95th Place

Burundi – 46

96th Place

Djibouti – 45

97th Place

Kosovo – 44

98th Place

Congo (Dem. Rep.) – 43
Iran – 43

99th Place

Ethiopia – 42
North Korea – 42
Sri Lanka – 42

100th Place

Bangladesh – 41
Lebanon – 41
Libya – 41
South Sudan – 41

101st Place

Nepal – 40

102nd Place

Eritrea – 39
Palestinian Territory – 39
Sudan – 39

103rd Place

Yemen – 37

104th Place

Pakistan – 33

105th Place

Somalia – 32
Syria 32

Most Powerful Syria passport

106th Place

Afghanistan – 30
Iraq – 30

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