What makes a country’s passport valuable? One measure is the number of countries one 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) passport 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 passports are at the top of this year’s HPI and feast your eyes on images of the winning documents, courtesy of Keesing Technologies.

Here are the 15 top-ranked passports for 2022:

Tied for First place:

  • Japan
  • Singapore

Tied for Second place:

  • Germany
  • South Korea

Tied for third place:

  • Finland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Spain

Tied for fourth place:

  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden

      Tied for fifth place:

  • Ireland
  • Portugal

Ready to learn more?

In ranking passports for their annual 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 complete list of HPI 2022 passport rankings and learn about the methodology used to compile the annual Henley Passport Index.


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