- Japan and Singapore have tied for first place in the ranking, offering visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 193 destinations.
- South Korea ranks second, with access to 192 destinations, followed by Germany, Italy, and Spain, each with access to 191 destinations.
- Countries facing ongoing conflicts or political instability, such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, have the lowest-ranking passports with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 27, 29, and 30 destinations, respectively.
The Henley Passport Index, a global ranking of the world’s passports based on the level of travel freedom they offer, has released its 2023 rankings.
Updated quarterly and based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA), the index includes 199 different passports and 227 travel destinations.
The Henley Passport Index has provided historical data for the past 18 years, establishing itself as the standard reference tool for global citizens and sovereign states when assessing where a passport ranks on the global mobility spectrum.
Japan and Singapore have tied for the top spot in the 2023 ranking, with both passports offering visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 193 destinations.
South Korea follows closely in second place, with a passport granting access to 192 destinations.
European countries, including Germany, Italy, and Spain, round out the top three rankings, each with access to 191 destinations.
The United States and Australia share the seventh position, with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 187 destinations.
The United Kingdom shares fifth place with Denmark, France, and the Netherlands, each offering access to 189 destinations.
The bottom of the list includes countries facing ongoing conflicts or political instability, such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, which have the lowest-ranking passports with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 27, 29, and 30 destinations, respectively.
The full list of passport rankings for 2023 can be viewed in the table below:
For the complete 2023 Henley Passport Index rankings, please visit here.
As the world continues to grapple with the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and changing geopolitical landscapes, the Henley Passport Index provides a valuable resource for global travelers and governments alike to better understand the current state of global mobility.
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