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 12 top-ranked passports for 2023:

Surprisingly, the top-ranked passports haven’t changed since the Henley Passport Index published its global ranking in the summer of 2022.

 

First place:

  • Japan

Tied for Second place:

  • Singapore
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  • South Korea
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Tied for Third place:

  • GermanyFlag of Germany - Wikipedia
  • SpainBestand:Flag of Spain.svg - Wikipedia

Tied for Fourth place:

  • FinlandFlag of Finland - Wikipedia
  • ItalyFlag of Italy - Wikipedia
  • LuxembourgFlag of Luxembourg - Wikipedia

      Tied for Fifth place:

  • AustriaBestand:Flag of Austria.svg - Wikipedia
  • Denmark
    Flag of Denmark - Wikipedia
  • NetherlandsFlag of the Netherlands - 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 January 2023.

Source:

Henley and Partners/HenleyGlobal.com

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