The Henley Passport Indexย measures how powerful these national identifications are based on how many countries citizens can access without a visa.

In its latest ranking, Japan takes the top spot with the countryโ€™s passport-holders being able to access 189 nations without a visa.

After five years sitting at the top, Germanyย is now tied in second place with Singapore for visa-free access to 188 countries.

  1. Japan (189 countries can be visited without a visa)
  2. Germany, Singapore (188)
  3. Finland, France, Italy, South Korea,ย Spain, Sweden (187)
  4. Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States (186)
  5. Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland (185)
  6. Australia, Greece (183)
  7. Czech Republic, Malta, New Zealand (182)
  8. Iceland (181)
  9. Hungary, Malaysia,ย Slovenia (180)
  10. Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia (179)

The index is based on data collected through theย International Air Transport Association.

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