At this time when the pandemic of coronavirus it is still hitting hard in many areas of the world and traveling abroad is considered a risky activity, the consulting firm Henley & Partners publishes The Henley Passport, the list for the first quarter of 2021 with the countries that have the most powerful passport, the one that allows passing more borders without a visa. For the fourth year in a row, Japan is at the top of the table with a passport that allows free entry to 191 countries followed, secondly by Singapore. The third place is shared Germany and South Korea whose passport allows entry to 189 countries.
The Spanish passport, the fourth
The Spanish passport, in the fourth position, continues to be one of the most powerful in the world since it allows entry to 188 countries as well as the passports of Finland, Italy, and Luxembourg that share a position with Spain.
The output of UK of the EU has caused its passport to lose power and the country, which throughout most of the 15-year history of the index has occupied one of the first five places in the ranking, is in seventh place that is tied with Switzerland, USA, Norway, Belgium and New Zealand whose passports allow visa-free entry to 185 countries.
At the bottom of the table, The six countries with the weakest passports are Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan whose holders have visa-free access to only 33, 32, 29, 28, and 26 destinations respectively around the world.
Countries that occupy the «top ten»
1 – Japan (191 countries)
2 – Singapore, (190)
3 – Germany, South Korea (189)
4 – Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (188)
5 – Austria, Denmark (187)
6 – France, Ireland, Holland, Portugal, Sweden (186)
7 – Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (185)
8 – Australia, Czech Republic, Greece Malta (184)
9 – Canada (183)
10 – Hungary (182)