The Strongest Passports of 2023

The London-based Henley Passport Index company identified the world’s strongest and weakest passports. While Japan was at the top of the strongest passports, countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan took the last place.

It is known that global travel has increased by 75 percent in the period after the pandemic.

Henley Passport Index, which evaluates the visa or visa-free travel opportunities of countries, announced the world’s strongest and weakest passports.

Japan, which offers visa-free travel to 193 countries, was chosen as the world’s strongest passport for 5 consecutive years, while Afghanistan was chosen as the weakest passport in the world.

Singapore, another Asian country, ranked 2nd by offering visa-free travel to 192 countries.

Germany and Spain share the 3rd place in the list of the world’s most powerful passports.

European countries Finland, Italy and Luxembourg ranked 4th.

Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden ranked 5th with 188 destinations visa-free or visa-on-arrival option.

  1. 6-France, Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom
  2. 7-Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, USA, Czech Republic
  3. 8-Australia, Canada, Greece, Malta
  4. 9-Hungary, Poland
  5. 10-Lithuania, Slovakia


Countries that offer 40 or less visa-free or visa-on-arrival options;

  1. 102-North Korea
  2. 103-Nepal, Palestinian territory
  3. 104-Somalia
  4. 105-Yemen
  5. 106-Pakistan
  6. 107-Syria
  7. 108-Iraq
  8. 109-Afghanistan

Ece Nagihan

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