Passport Index analyzed 199 passports in order to determine which ones were the most powerful and have more benefits than any other in the world. For example, the holder of a U.S. or a U.K. passport can visit more than 100 countries.
A passport is a powerful item that allows its holder to travel to other countries without problems or visas.
In most cases, the countries with the most powerful passports are among the most visited by tourists. Furthermore, they are wealthy countries (the United States and some European countries, for example). People from countries that do not have good relations with others, like Palestine, can visit only 28 countries without special requirements.
Here is the list of countries with the most powerful passports:
United States: New York, one of the most visited cities in the world (about 47 million tourists every year), is located here. U.S. citizens can enter 147 countries without a visa.
England: The English may enter 147 countries without a visa, as well. This is why England is ranked first along with the United States on the list of the most powerful passports in the world. It is also important to highlight that London, its capital city, receives approximately 17 million tourists every year, which makes it the most visited European city.
Germany: Germans are second on the list, because they can enter 145 countries without a visa. It is one of the most visited countries after France and Spain.
France: Its capital city is Paris, one of the most beautiful cities in the world that attracts about 26 million tourists every year. Whoever holds a French passport may visit 145 countries without a visa.
South Korea: Just like Germany and France, South Korea has access to 145 countries without a visa. This is the first Asian country on the list of the most powerful passports.
Sweden: Swedes can visit 144 countries without a visa. Its capital city, Stockholm, is one of the most visited cities in the world.
Italy: Italians can enter 144 countries without requesting a visa, as well.
Denmark: Danes are allowed to enter 143 countries without a visa.
Japan: The Japanese are ranked fourth. Just like Denmark, Singapore, the Netherlands, Finland and Luxembourg, Japan has access to 143 countries without special requirements.