Passport Rankings 2024

Passport Rankings 2024

Passport Rankings – Curious about your passport’s standing in 2024? Here’s a list of the world’s strongest and weakest passports.

Factors Influencing Passport Strength: The potency of a passport is determined by the number of countries it grants visa-free access to for its holders. Ease of travel often prompts individuals to consider exchanging their current citizenship for another or pursuing dual citizenship. Each passport grants its holder varying degrees of access to countries without requiring a visa or allowing for visa-on-arrival. Read on to discover which passports will wield the most influence in 2024.

2024 Passport Rankings – Top Ten Most Powerful Passports:

  • Japan and Singapore share the top spot, granting visa-free access to 192 countries.
  • Germany and South Korea hold second place with visa-free access to 190 countries, while Finland, Italy, Spain, and Luxembourg trail closely behind in third place, offering visa-free access to 189 countries. Other EU nations occupy the fourth and fifth spots, respectively.
  • Belgium, New Zealand, and Switzerland secure the sixth position, providing visa-free access to 186 countries.
  • The United States and the United Kingdom are tied for seventh and eighth place, alongside the Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, and Norway. Additionally, Australia and Canada share the eighth spot.

In terms of passport availability, Hungary is ranked ninth in the world.

WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PASSPORTS

Rank Country Visa Free Score
1 Japan and Singapore 192 countries
2 Germany and South Korea 190 countries
3 Finland, Italy, Spain and Luxembourg 189 countries
4 Austria and Denmark 188 countries
5 France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden 87 countries
6 Belgium, New Zealand and Switzerland 186 countries
7 Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Norway, United Kingdom and United States 185 countries
8 Australia and Canada 184 countries
9 Hungary 183 countries
10 Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia 182 countries

Countries With The Weakest Passports in 2023

Afghanistan holds the least favorable position among the 116 countries on the 2024 passport rankings, boasting the world’s weakest passport. With access to merely 26 destinations, it ranks only slightly higher than passports from Iraq, Syria, and Pakistan. Explore the procedure for entering Canada from Afghanistan.

Iraqi passport holders can journey to 28 countries visa-free, while Syrians can access 29 countries under the same conditions. Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia extend visa-free access to 31, 33, and 34 countries, respectively. Passport holders from Nepal and Palestine can explore 37 countries without a visa, whereas North Korean passport holders enjoy visa-free travel to 39 destinations.

WORLD’S LEAST POWERFUL PASSPORTS

Country Visa Free Score
Iran, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Sudan 41 Countries
Bangladesh, Kosovo, Libya 40 Countries
North Korea 39 Countries
Nepal and Palestinian territories 37 countries
Somalia 34 countries
Yemen 33 countries
Pakistan 31 countries
Syria 29 countries
Iraq 28 countries
Afghanistan 26 countries

Passport Rankings For 2023 – Complete List Of Countries

Rank Country Visa-free Score
1 Japan 191
2 Singapore 190
3 Germany 189
South Korea
4 Finland 188
Italy
Luxembourg
Spain
5 Austria 187
Denmark
6 France 186
Ireland
Netherlands
Portugal
Sweden
7 Belgium 185
New Zealand
Norway
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States
8 Australia 184
Czech Republic
Greece
Malta
9 Canada 183
10 Hungary 182
11 Iceland 181
Lithuania
Poland
Slovakia
12 Latvia 180
Slovenia
13 Estonia 179
14 Liechtenstein 178
Malaysia
15 Chile 174
Cyprus
Monaco
16 United Arab Emirates 173
17 Romania 172
18 Bulgaria 171
Croatia
19 Argentina 170
Brazil
Hong Kong (SAR China)
20 San Marino 168
21 Andorra 167
22 Brunei 166
23 Barbados 161
Israel
24 Mexico 159
25 St. Kitts and Nevis 156
26 Bahamas 155
27 Uruguay 153
Vatican City
28 Antigua and Barbuda 151
Seychelles
29 Costa Rica 150
Trinidad and Tobago
30 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 148
31 Mauritius 146
St. Lucia
32 Taiwan 145
33 Grenada 144
 Macao (SAR China)
34  Dominica  143
35  Panama  142
36  Paraguay  141
37  Peru  135
38  El Salvador 134
 Honduras
 Serbia
39  Guatemala  133
40 Samoa  131
 Solomon Islands
41  Ukraine  130
 Vanuatu
42  Colombia 129
 Nicaragua
 Venezuela
43  Tuvalu  127
44 Tonga  125
45
 Montenegro
124
 North Macedonia
46 Kiribati 123
Marshall Islands
47 Moldova 120
Palau Islands
48 Micronesia 118
49 Bosnia and Herzegovina 117
50 Russian Federation 116
51 Georgia 115
52 Albania 114
53 Turkey 110
54 Belize 101
South Africa
55 Kuwait 96
56 Qatar 95
57 Timor-Leste 94
58 Ecuador 92
59 Nauru 89
60 Fiji 88
Guyana
61 Jamaica 86
62 Botswana 85
Maldives
63 Papua New Guinea 84
64 Bahrain 83
65 Oman 80
66 Saudi Arabia 79
Thailand
67 Bolivia 78
Suriname
68 Namibia 77
69 Lesotho 76
70 Belarus 75
China
Kazakhstan
71 eSwatini 74
72 Malawi 73
73 Kenya 72
74 Indonesia 71
Tanzania
Tunisia
Zambia
75 The Gambia 68
76 Azerbaijan 67
Uganda
77 Cape Verde Islands 66
Dominican Republic
Philippines
78 Ghana 65
Zimbabwe
79
Cuba
64
Morocco
80 Armenia 63
Kyrgyzstan
Sierra Leone
81 Benin 62
Mongolia
Mozambique
82 Sao Tome and Principe 61
83 Rwanda 60
84 Burkina Faso 59
Mauritania
85 India 58
Tajikistan
86 Cote d’Ivoire 57
Gabon
Uzbekistan
87 Senegal 56
88 Equatorial Guinea 55
Guinea
Madagascar
Togo
89 Cambodia 54
Mali
Niger
Vietnam
90 Bhutan 53
Chad
Comoro Islands
Guinea-Bissau
Turkmenistan
91 The central African Republic 52
92 Angola 51
Burundi
93 Angola 50
Burundi
Egypt
Laos
94 Cameroon 49
Haiti
Liberia
95
Congo (Republic)
48
96 Djibouti 47
Myanmar
97 Nigeria 46
98 Ethiopia 44
99 South Sudan 43
100 Congo (Democratic Republic) 42
Eritrea
Sri Lanka
101 Bangladesh 41
Iran
102 Kosovo 40
Lebanon
Sudan
103 North Korea 39
104 Libya 38
Nepal
105 Palestinian Territory 37
106 Somalia 33
Yemen
107 Pakistan 32
108 Syria 29
109 Iraq 28
110 Afghanistan 26

How Is The Passport Ranking Calculate?

Afghanistan ranks at the bottom among 116 countries in the 2024 passport rankings, holding the title of the world’s weakest passport. With access to only 26 destinations, it fares slightly better than passports from Iraq, Syria, and Pakistan. Learn more about entering Canada from Afghanistan.

The Henley Passport’s Index utilizes data from the International Air Transport Authority to compare 199 passports against 227 potential travel destinations. Each destination receives a score of 1 if no visa is required or visa-on-arrival is available, and 0 if a visa or other official authorization is needed before travel.

To calculate a passport’s overall score, the points from each destination it grants access to without a visa are summed. The index then compares this passport against all others.

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