Top 10 Most Powerful Passports In The World 2015

We have often been told that an Irish passport is one of the most powerful and desired passports in the world and so it should be. It has been something we here at Irish Around Oz have regularly questioned.

We have often said just what are the best passports to have? We did a bit of research and compiled this list of the top 10 most powerful passports in the world.

You might also be curious about the top 10 most least powerful passports in the world 2015 or the most spoken languages in the world.

They are ranked based on the travel freedom that each passport holder enjoys.

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10th Most powerful passport in the world:

  • Liechtenstein –  can travel to 159 countries without a visa

10th Most powerful passport in the world: Liechtenstein

9th Most powerful passport in the world:

  • Malaysia and Malta – Access to 163 countries without a visa

9th Most powerful passport in the world: Malaysia and Malta

8th Most powerful passport in the world:

  • Iceland – Access to 165 countries without a visa

8th Most powerful passport in the world: Iceland 7th Most powerful passport in the world:

  • South Korea – Can travel to 166 countries without a visa

7th Most powerful passport in the world: South Korea 6th Most powerful passport in the world:

  • Australia
  • Singapore
  • Greece

Passport holders can travel to 167 countries without a visa

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5th Most powerful passport in the world:

  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • New Zealand

Access to 168 countries without a visa

5th Most powerful passport in the world: Switzerland Austria New Zealand 4th Most powerful passport in the world:

  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • France
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain

Access to 170 countries without a visa

4th Most powerful passport in the world: Ireland Canada France

3rd Most powerful passport in the world: Japan Norway Portugal Spain

3rd Most powerful passport in the world:

  • Italy
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands

Can access 171 counties without a visa

2nd Most powerful passport in the world: Italy Belgium Netherlands

2nd Most powerful passport in the world:

  • USA
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Luxembourg

Can visit 172 countries without a visa.

2nd most powerful passport

Number 1 Most powerful passport in the world: 

  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden
  • Finland

Can get access to 173 countries without a visa.
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Sources: Youtube, Business insider

Although Americans enjoy great travel freedom, a U.S. passport is not the strongest. The strongest passports are the United Kingdom, Finland, and Sweden, whose passport holders can travel to 173 countries without a visa.

Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, and the U.S. are also strong, with visa-free access to 172 countries.

Unsurprisingly, the least powerful passports belong to Afghanistan (whose holders can travel to just 28 countries without a visa), Iraq (31 visa-free countries), Somalia, and Pakistan (32 visa-free countries).

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