33 World’s Most Powerful Passports In 2022

Here we present to you the 33 world’s most powerful passports in 2022

33 World’s most powerful passports in 2022

Anytime we decide to discuss the world’s most powerful passports it seems we are going round in circles in that for the past ten years almost all the countries we have on the list are usually interchangeably with no significant new entrance into the list.

When the Global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners brought out its quarterly report on the world most desirable passports, it is not astonishing to see that most countries on top of the list are Western European countries with other advanced Western countries such as Canada,  the United States, Australia, Japan, Singapore are the domineering countries, as usual, no more.

When talking about the world’s most powerful passport it is imperative to know the reasons why some country’s passport are classified as powerful and why others are less powerful. The first reason that came to mind is that most countries with powerful passports are advanced countries where things are well organised and all the parameters you may use in measuring a well-organised country are easily visible in those advanced nations.

THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PASSPORTS

The unfortunate impact of the most powerful passports can be summarised down the line that only the citizens of those countries with powerful passports are the ones that have the freedom and the privilege of movement all over the globe,  while citizens of these countries with weak passports are suffocating in obtaining entry visas, wasting financial resources in the process. While the privileged few are getting it easy in jocketting around the globe thereby widening the gap between the rich few and the large poor majority.

HERE ARE THE LIST OF THE 33 WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PASSPORTS IN 2022

1. JAPAN, an advanced economy and the most sought after country in Asia occupies the number one position in that the Japanese citizens that love travelling have the freedom of travelling to 192 countries and territories on visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

2. SINGAPORE, the City-state of Singapore located in Southeast Asia and a reference point jointly occupies the number one position with Japan, in that Singaporeans enjoy the freedom of travelling to 192 countries and territories on visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

3. GERMANY, the largest economy in entire Europe and a sought after country proudly occupies the 2nd position in that the German citizens that cherished travelling the world have the freedom of travelling to 190 countries and territories on visa-free entry or visa on arrival according to the latest Henley and Partners report.

4. SOUTH KOREA with capital at Soul, an advanced industrialised country with a well-organised system gladly occupies the 2nd position along with the European biggest economy,  Germany. Currently, all South Korean citizens enjoy the freedom of travelling to 190 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival according to the latest report.

5. FINLAND the pride of the Scandinavian a highly industrialised and fast-developing country. A sought after and immigration friendly country occupies the 3rd position which translates to the fact that its citizens the love travelling around the world have the freedom of visiting 189 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

6. ITALY an advanced Western economy that host the Vatican city proudly occupies the 3rd position jointly with Finland, Luxembourg and Spain, which translates to the fact that those Italians that cherished travelling have the freedom of travelling to 189 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival without the hassle of obtaining an entry visa.

7. LUXEMBOURG is a small but highly industrialised country located in northwestern Europe. A sought after country gladly occupies the 3rd position which translates to the fact that Luxembourger that love travelling has the freedom of travelling to 189 countries visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

8. SPAIN a beautiful country located on the Iberia peninsula in Southwest Europe proudly occupies the 3rd position on the most powerful passport in the world, hence, the Spanish citizens that love travelling enjoy the freedom of travelling to 189 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

9. NETHERLANDS a Western European advanced economy popularly called Holland gladly occupies the 4th position of the most powerful passports in the world which translates to the fact that its citizens have the freedom of travelling to 188 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

10. DENMARK with capital in Copenhagen, a highly industrialised and well-organised country jointly occupies the 4th position, which shows that the Danish citizens have the freedom of travelling to 188 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

11. SWEDEN with capital at Stockholm, a sought after Scandinavian country jointly occupies the 4th position, which translates to the fact that the Swedish citizens that cherished travelling has the freedom of travelling to 188 countries and territories visa-free or visa on arrival.

12. FRANCE with the famous Parish as capital shared the 4th position alongside the other four European countries, which is an indication that the French citizens have the freedom of travelling to 188 countries and territories visa-free or visa on arrival.

13. AUSTRIA, neighbouring Germany, an Industrialised country based in Western Europe occupies the 4th position proudly, which translates to the fact that the Austrian citizens that love travelling have the freedom of travelling to 188 countries visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

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14. PORTUGAL with capital at Lisbon, a beautiful country that can be found on the Iberia peninsula should the 5th position with Ireland, which shows that Portuguese citizens have the freedom of travelling to 187 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

15. IRELAND with the capital of Dublin, a highly industrialised country and a well-organised system occupies the 5th position on the most powerful passports in the world which shows that Irish citizens have the freedom of travelling to 187 countries visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

16. BELGIUM a country that plays host to the Headquarters of the European Union, a highly industrialised country proudly occupies the 6th position of the most powerful passports in the world which shows that the Belgian citizens that love travelling have the freedom of travelling to 186 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

17. NEW ZEALAND, a country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean is an advanced industrialised country that jointly occupies the 6th position which translates to the fact that New Zealand citizens have the freedom of travelling to 186 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

18. THE UNITED STATES disappointingly, the US is expected far above the current position however different reasons play a big role in why the North American country currently occupies the 6th position which is an indication that the United States citizens have the freedom of travelling to 186 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

19. THE UNITED KINGDOM An amazing and highly industrialised country that recently left the European Union arrangement and labelled it Brexit, proudly occupies the 6th position of the most powerful passports in the world, which is an indication that its citizens that love travelling has the freedom of travelling to 186 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

20. NORWAY, a country located in Scandinavian and a highly industrialised country where things are well organised occupy the 6th position which translates to the fact that Norwegian citizens have the freedom of travelling to 186 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

21. SWITZERLAND, a mountainous and landlocked country located in Central Europe is a highly industrialised economy with a well-organised system that occupies the 6th position jointly. Swiss citizens have the freedom of travelling to 186 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

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22. AUSTRALIA, an island country and a continent is an advanced Western industrialised economy located between the Pacific and Indian oceans proudly occupies the 7th position of the world’s most powerful passports currently, which translates to the fact that the Australian citizens that cherished travelling has the freedom of travelling to 185 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

23. CANADA, a country that occupies most of the northern half of North America occupies the 7th position in the world’s most powerful passports in 2022, which is an indication that Canadian citizens have the freedom of travelling to 185 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

24. MALTA, a small but highly industrialised country located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea occupies an enviable 7th position of the world’s most powerful passports which indicates that Maltese citizens have the freedom of travelling to 185 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

25. THE CZECH REPUBLIC, a highly industrialised economy located in Eastern Europe jointly occupies the 7th position on the world’s most powerful passports, which translates to the fact that its citizens have the freedom of travelling to 185 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

26. GREECE, a country situated at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa a tourist-oriented country occupies the 7th position of the world’s most powerful passports currently, which shows that it’s citizens that love travelling the world has the freedom of travelling to 185 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

27. POLAND, with capital at Warsaw, a fast developing industrial economy located in Eastern Europe occupies the 8th position which translates to the fact that the Polish citizens have the freedom of travelling to 183 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

28. HUNGARY, a highly industrialised country located in Eastern Europe occupies the 8th position with Poland in the World’s most powerful passports which indicates that the Hungarian citizens that love travelling have the freedom of travelling to 183 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

29. LITHUANIA, with capital at Vilnius, an advanced economy situated in North-Eastern Europe occupies the 9th position of the world’s most powerful passports currently, which translates to the fact that Lithuanian citizens that cherished travelling has the freedom of travelling to 182 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

30. SLOVAKIA, with capital at Bratislava, is a landlocked country located in Central Europe, a country with an open economy propelled majorly by automobile and electronics exports, occupies the 9th position of the world’s most powerful passports, which translates to the fact that the Slovakian citizens have the freedom of travelling to 182 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

31. ESTONIA, with its capital at Tallinn, a Digital Technology oriented country located in North-Eastern Europe occupies the 10th position of the world’s most powerful passports which indicates that Estonian citizens that loved travelling has the freedom of travelling to 181 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

32. LATVIA, with its capital at Riga, a North-Eastern European country that lies along the shores of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga, jointly occupies the 10th position alongside Slovenia and Estonia. This translates to the fact that Latvian citizens have the freedom of travelling to 181 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

33. SLOVENIA, with capital at Ljubljana, a small country located in Central Europe occupies jointly the 10th position of the world’s most powerful passports which indicates that Slovenian citizens that love travelling have the freedom of travelling to 181 countries and territories visa-free entry or visa on arrival.

THE BOTTOM LINE ON 33 WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PASSPORTS IN 2022.

That’s all on 33 world’s most powerful passports in 2022. The ability of a country’s passport to enter another country without the issue of obtaining a visa before arrival is the most interesting and beauty of travelling the world, in that the bottleneck and stress in applying and waiting for the approval of a visa could be very frustrating that an intending visitor to a country may sometime decide not to undertake a trip.

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