Singapore emerges as the world's most powerful passport – alongside Japan

The world's most powerful passports for 2022 has been revealed

Dewi Nurjuwita
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Dewi Nurjuwita
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Good news for all! Singapore has once again topped the world's most powerful passports for 2022, according to the Henley Passport Index. Similar to last year, it comes in first place alongside Japan. Citizens can travel to 192 countries visa free. 

Coming on second spot is Germany and South Korea, with passport holders being able to access 190 destinations visa-free. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain share third place, with a score of 189. 

The passport index is updated regularly, compiled using exclusive data from International Air Transport Association (IATA). 199 different passports and 227 different destinations were studied for the index. 

Read on the list of most powerful passports to have: 

Japan, Singapore – 192 destinations
Germany, South Korea – 190 destinations 
Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain – 189 destinations 
Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden – 188
Ireland, Portugal – 187
Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States – 186
Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta – 185
Hungary, Poland – 183
Lithuania, Slovakia – 182
Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia – 181

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