Passport is access to travel all around the world. The Henley Passport Index has revealed the list of the world’s most powerful passports for 2019 based on the data provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) for the second half of the year. Japan and Singapore ranked top in the race as most travel-friendly passports. South Korea stood second in the race whereas Afghanisthan once again held in the last place of the competition.
The Henley Passport Index surveyed 199 passports and 227 travel destinations. It gets updated whenever the visa policy of any country changes come into effect. Chairman of Henley & Partners says in the release: “With a few notable exceptions, the latest rankings from the Henley Passport Index show that countries around the world increasingly view visa-openness as crucial to economic and social progress.”
Japan and Singapore’s passports are the world’s most potent offering access to 189 countries each
South Korea, Finland, and Germany are in the second place, where the citizens of all these three countries can access 187 countries around the world
Denmark, Italy, and Luxembourg passports have access to 186 countries
France, Spain, and Sweden are in fourth place having access to 185 countries each
In the fifth place, Austria, Netherlands, Portugal, and Switzerland are rubbing their shoulders giving access to 184 countries
There’s a big for the sixth place, Belgium, Canada, Greece, Ireland, Norway, United Kingdom, and United States passports have access to 183 countries each
Malta’s passport gives you access to 182 countries
Czech passport provides access to 181 countries
Again a big fight for the ninth place, Australia, Iceland, Lithuania, and New Zealand passports gives access to 180 countries each
Latvia, Slovakia, and Slovenia countries passports are in the tenth place providing access to 179 jurisdictions around the world
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