PassPort is your key doorway to travel around the globe. That’s how we think about it. But, in reality, it is a barrier to travel from country to country. Each passport of various countries carries different powers for leaving and entering other countries. Passport ranking determined by The Henley Passport Index based on data from The International Air Transport Association [IATA]1 and in-house research reveals that you are allowed with or without a visa to a new country. 

In 2020, as per The Henley Passport Index, Japan’s passport is occupied the number one spot for the third time. The Japanese passport has visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 191 countries. Singapore occupied second place access to 190 destinations. The third position was taken by South Korea and Europe’s first entry, Germany, with access to 189 destinations each.

This Asian domination of the top spots is, according to Henley & Partners chairman and inventor of the passport index concept Dr Christian H Kaelin, “a clear argument for the benefits of open-door policies and the introduction of mutually beneficial trade agreements.” 

“Over the past few years, we have seen the world adapt to mobility as a permanent condition of global life. The latest rankings show that the countries that embrace this reality are thriving, with their citizens enjoying ever-increasing passport power and the array of benefits that come with it.”

 Kaelin explains

Remaining of the top ten taken by European countries, with the first non-European or Asian nation being the USA at the eighth spot alongside the UK with 184 visa-free or visa-on-arrival accessible destinations each. Both countries ranked number one in 2015 and joint sixth in last year, and continue downwards in the next continuing years. The UK ranks impacted due to Brexit and its restrictive foreign policies. 

Here is list of the top 10 countries access to countries:

1. Japan: 191

2. Singapore: 190

3=. South Korea: 189

3=. Germany: 189

4=. Italy: 188

4=. Finland: 188

5=. Spain: 187

5=. Luxembourg: 187

5=. Denmark: 187

6=. Sweden: 186

6=. France: 186

7=. Switzerland: 185

7=. Portugal: 185

7=. Netherlands: 185

7=. Ireland: 185

7=. Austria: 185

8=. United States: 184

8=. United Kingdom: 184

8=. Norway: 184

8=. Greece: 184

8=. Belgium: 184

9=. New Zealand: 183

9=. Malta: 183

9=. Czech Republic: 183

9=. Canada: 183

9=. Australia: 183

10=. Slovakia: 181

10=. Lithuania: 181

10=. Hungary: 181

Bottom Sport continued by Afghanistan which grants access to 26 destinations, and in second to the last place ranked by Iraq’s passport opens the door to 28 destinations.

UAE and Saudi Arabia both climbed four places to the 18th spot with a score of 171 and 66th sport with a score of 77. UAE performance is very good over the last decade, moving from 65th to 18th. 

Among all the growing countries, the Indian passport ranks at 84 with 58 points, according to Henley Passport Index. This means 58 countries around the world allow entry to Indian Passport holders without a prior visa. New Delhi: The Indian passport ranks at 84, according to Henley Passport Index.
Complete List of passport rankings 2020