According to the latest rankings and analysis conducted by Henley Passport Index, the world’s most travel-friendly passports is Japan.
The gap in travel freedom is its biggest in decades and disparities in vaccination access between countries could make the situation even worse, says a new report.
Japan is once again top of the leaderboard, with its passport offering visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 193 destinations around the world.
Japanese passport holders have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 167 more destinations than citizens of Afghanistan, who are at the bottom of the ranking, as they can only visit 26 places without needing a visa in advance. That’s the biggest gap between countries since the index began, says Henley & Partners.
Singapore remains in second place (with a score of 192) and South Korea ties with Germany in third place (with a score of 191).
In terms of travel freedom, the big success stories of the past decade have been China and the United Arab Emirates.
The best passports to hold in 2022 are: