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Most Powerful Passports Of The World 2016

Most Powerful Passports Of The World 2016 March 3, 2016

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Most Powerful Passports 2016
(Last Updated On: March 3, 2016)

The 2016 passport stats are in! As of 1st January 2016 a company, Henley & Partners released this data outlining the latest most powerful Passport stats.

You might remember our previous article on the top 10 most powerful passports in the world 2015 or the least most powerful, and as many of you pointed out it wasn’t exactly 10 in the top 10 more like 26.

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

The index ranked 199 countries according to the travel freedom each offers its citizens out of a possible 218 countries, using data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

A statement by Henley & Partners on the most powerful passports said there had been significant movement across the board, but no country had dropped more than three places.

“That indicates that overall, visa-free access is improving around the world,” said the statement.

Ireland is now technically ranked 6th(previously 4th) along with a few more countries mentioned below.

The United States dropped from second place in 2015 to fourth place this year, tied with Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands, all of which offer access to 174 countries.

 

Once again there is a total of 26 countries featured in the “Top 10 Most Powerful Passports 2016” 

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Most Powerful Passports 2016


10th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016

  • Hungary10th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Hungary
  • Czech Republic10th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Czech Republic
  • Iceland10th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Iceland

Passport holders can travel to 167 countries without a visa

9th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016

  • Malta 9h Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Malta

Passport holders can travel to 168 countries without a visa

8th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016

  • Australia8th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Australia

Passport holders can travel to 169 countries without a visa

7th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016

  • Greece7th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Greece
  • New Zealand7th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - New Zealand

Passport holders can travel to 171 countries without a visa

6th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016

  • Canada6th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Canada
  • Ireland6th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Ireland
  • Korea (Republic of, South)6th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - South Korea
  • Luxembourg6th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Luxembourg
  • Norway6th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Norway
  • Portugal6th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Portugal
  • Switzerland6th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Switzerland

Passport holders can travel to 172 countries without a visa

5th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016

  • Austria5th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Austria
  • Japan5th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Japan
  • Singapore5th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Singapore

Passport holders can travel to 173 countries without a visa

4th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016

  • Belgium4th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Belgium
  • Denmark4th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Denmark
  • Netherlands4th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - Netherlands
  • United States4th Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016 - United States

Passport holders can travel to 174 countries without a visa

3rd Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016

  • Finland3rd Most Powerful Passport In The World - Finland
  • France3rd Most Powerful Passport In The World - France
  • Italy3rd Most Powerful Passport In The World - Italy
  • Spain3rd Most Powerful Passport In The World - Spain
  • UK3rd Most Powerful Passport In The World - United Kingdom

Passport holders can travel to 175 countries without a visa

2nd Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016

  • Sweden9th Most powerful passport Sweden

Passport holders can travel to 176 countries without a visa

The Most Powerful Passport In The World 2016

  • GermanyI have the most powerful passport in the world - Germany

Passport holders can travel to 177 countries without a visa




At the bottom end of the scale was Afghanistan, whose passport gave citizens access to a mere 25 countries.

Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia and Syria rounded out the bottom five.

Do you have one of the most powerful passports in the world?

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