Sumary of Japan and Singapore have world’s most powerful passports:
- Both nations offer visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 192 destinations.
- The latest data shows that countries in the global north with high-ranking passports have enforced some of the strictest inbound Covid-19 travel restrictions, while many countries with lower-ranking passports have relaxed their borders without seeing this openness reciprocated.
- “This has created an ever-widening gap in travel freedom even for fully vaccinated travellers from countries at the lower end of the passport power ranking who remain locked out of most of the world,” reads Henley’s analysis.
- At the lower end of the index, Egypt, ranked 97th, currently has no travel restrictions in place, yet its citizens can access just 51 destinations around the world without acquiring a visa in advance.