What makes a particular country’s passport valuable? One measure is the number of countries an individual can access with that passport—no visa required.

The Henley Passport Index (HPI)* is a global ranking of countries according to the travel freedom those who possess their ordinary (not diplomatic) passports enjoy. The HPI ranks 200 passports from around the world, based on the number of countries to which their holders can travel without a visa. The number of destinations that a passport can access represents its visa-free “score.” Read on to find out which countries’ passports are at the top of the most current HPI.

Here are the 10 top-ranked passports as of June 2023:

Now that pandemic-related travel restrictions have eased, there has been a surge in global travel. Yet, adjustments have been made to visa requirements in various countries. This resulted in a few shifts among the top-ranked passports after the first quarter of this year. The most current rankings are as follows:

First place:

  • Singapore

Second place:

  • Japan 

Tied for Third place:

  • GermanyFlag of Germany - Wikipedia
  • ItalyItaly-flag | Italy flag, Italian flag, Italian flag colors
  • South Korea
    Bestand:Flag of South Korea.svg - Wikipedia
  • SpainBestand:Flag of Spain.svg - Wikipedia

Tied for Fourth place:

  • AustriaBestand:Flag of Austria.svg - Wikipedia
  • FinlandFlag of Finland - Wikipedia
  • LuxembourgFlag of Luxembourg - Wikipedia
  • SwedenFlag of Sweden - Wikipedia

Your country’s passport didn’t make the cut? See the full list

In ranking passports for their index, Henley and Partners rely on official data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) global database. Visit the Henley and Partners website to see the current, complete list of HPI 2023 passport rankings and learn about the methodology used to compile the annual Henley Passport Index.

*Henley Passport Index updated April 2023.


Henley and Partners/HenleyGlobal.com

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