World’s Most Powerful Passports Ranking 2021 Announced
2020 Brought Travel Industry Pause. Everyone Still Isolated inside Homes. Our passports were also left unused. But 2021 is a Little Bit Different than 2020. The Latest World’s Most Powerful Passports Ranking 2021 Updated by Henley and Partners Passport Index of 2021 with a new ranking of the world’s most powerful passports.
From 191 Countries Japan is on #1 and from the last 3 years, Japan has maintained its Top Position. For three consecutive years, Japan has held its first position either solely or jointly with Singapore. South Korea and Germany on 3rd Spot, with 189 countries. Means they can visit 189 Countries without any Visa.
There are some worst and Best Passport Rankings also revealed. The United States lose its ranking and down to 7th Position due to the a lot of Travel Restrictions. The U.S. has dropped from the top spot to the Seventh. The Full List of the Passports Ranking in 2021 is given below.
List of World’s Most Powerful Passports Ranking
This Data has been taken from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which holds the world’s largest database of travel information, accompanied by its own research.
Best Passports to Hold in 2021:
The Top 10 Positions According to the Henley Passport Index are (Visa-Free Countries):
- Japan (191)
- Singapore (190)
- South Korea, Germany (189)
- Italy, Finland, Spain, Luxembourg (188)
- Denmark, Austria (187)
- Sweden, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Ireland (186)
- Switzerland, United States, United Kingdom, Norway, Belgium, New Zealand (185)
- Greece, Malta, Czech Republic, Australia (184)
- Canada (183)
- Hungary (181)
The Worst Passports to Hold:
Several countries around the world have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to fewer than 40 countries. These include:
- North Korea (39 destinations)
- Libya, Nepal (38)
- Palestinian territories (37)
- Somalia, Yemen (33)
- Pakistan (32)
- Syria (29)
- Iraq (28)
- Afghanistan (26)
Due to the On-Going Pandemic Travel Restrictions, travellers from both the U.K. and U.S. currently face major restrictions from over 105 countries, with U.S. passport holders able to travel to fewer than 75 destinations, while U.K. passport holders currently have access to fewer than 70.