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Top 80 Most Powerful Passports In The World 2016

Top 80 Most Powerful Passports In The World 2016 October 29, 2015

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Top 80 passports in the world 2016

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This time last year we published the top 10 passports in the world 2015(and the 10 least powerful passports) and we felt this year it was more appealing to share our findings on the top 80 countries.

There have been quite a few changes in the top 10 passport rankings since last year.

Perhaps the most interesting entries toward the top of the list are South Korea joint #2 with France allowing entry to 145 countries and Ireland slipping to #6 allowing entry to 141 countries.

Once again they are ranked on the travel freedom each passport provides. I.E Access to the most countries without the need for a visa.

The country list is based on the 193 UN member countries and 6 territories (Macao, Kosovo, etc.) for a total of 199.

So do you have one of the most powerful passports in the world? Find out below:

THE TOP 80 MOST POWERFUL PASSPORT RANKINGS 2016

Top 80 passports in the world 2016

RANKCOUNTRYNO. EASILY ACCESSIBLE COUNTRIES
1United Kingdom147
1United States of America147
2France145
2South Korea145
2Germany145
3Italy144
3Sweden144
4Denmark143
4Singapore143
4Finland143
4Japan143
4Luxembourg143
4Netherlands143
5Switzerland142
6Spain141
6Norway141
6Ireland141
6Belgium141
6Portugal141
7Canada140
7Greece140
7Austria140
7Malaysia140
8New Zealand139
9Czech Republic138
9Australia138
9Hungary138
10Poland137
10Slovakia137
11Malta136
11Cyprus136
11Hong Kong136
12Slovenia135
12Iceland135
13Estonia134
13Oman134
13Latvia134
14Lithuania132
15Liechtenstein131
15Bulgaria131
16Argentina129
16Israel129
17Brazil128
17Romania128
17Monaco128
18Brunei125
19Chile124
19Croatia124
20San Marino123
21Andorra122
22Mexico119
22Barbados119
23Bahamas117
24Seychelles116
25Vatican City113
25Antigua and Barbuda113
25Venezuela113
25Uruguay113
26Mauritius111
27Costa Rica110
27Panama110
28Taiwan109
29Turkey108
29St. Kitts and Nevis108
30Macao106
31Serbia104
32Paraguay103
33Macedonia101
34Honduras100
35Montenegro98
35Guatemala98
35Russian Federation98
36El Salvador97
36Moldova97
37Ukraine96
38Bosnia and Herzegovina94
39Nicaragua93
40Albania91
41South Africa84
42Guinea81
43Trinidad and Tobago77
44Belize75
45China74
46St. Lucia73
47Peru72
47United Arab Emirates72
47Dominica72
48Grenada71
48St. Vincent and the Grenadines71
49Sierra Leone69
50Cuba68
50Kenya68
50Jamaica68
50Tonga68
50Botswana68
51Tuvalu67
52Niger66
52Ghana66
52Belarus66
52Qatar66
52Gambia66
53Maldives65
53Samoa65
53Lesotho65
53Kazakhstan65
54Vanuatu64
54Kiribati64
54Ecuador64
54Guyana64
54Kuwait64
55Fiji63
55Thailand63
56Swaziland62
56Colombia62
56Nauru62
57Nigeria61
57Bahrain61
57Philippines61
57Saudi Arabia61
57Azerbaijan61
57Tunisia61
57Tanzania61
57Mali61
57Namibia61
57Zambia61
58Mongolia60
58Benin60
58Morocco60
58Malawi60
59India59
59Georgia59
60Suriname57
60Indonesia57
60Uganda57
60Papua New Guinea57
60Senegal57
61Bolivia56
61Cape Verde56
62Armenia55
63Kyrgyzstan54
63Marshall Islands54
64Tajikistan53
64Uzbekistan53
64Burkina Faso53
64Mauritania53
64Zimbabwe53
64Egypt53
64Congo53
65Mozambique52
65Liberia52
66Viet Nam51
66Algeria51
66Guinea-Bissau51
66Palau51
67Togo50
67Bangladesh50
67Micronesia50
68Dominican Republic49
68Jordan49
68Haiti49
69Cameroon48
69Syria48
70Libya47
70Iran47
70Turkmenistan47
70Sudan47
70Sri Lanka47
71Pakistan46
72Chad45
73Cambodia44
73Lebanon44
73North Korea44
73Gabon44
74Angola43
74Rwanda43
75Timor-Leste42
75Madagascar42
76Yemen41
76Kosovo41
76Congo (Dem. Rep.)41
76Central African Republic41
77Bhutan40
77Equatorial Guinea40
77Comoros40
77Burundi40
78Eritrea39
78Somalia39
79Iraq38
79Djibouti38
79Afghanistan38
79Nepal38
79Ethiopia38
80Solomon Islands28
80Myanmar [Burma]28
80South Sudan28
80Sao Tome and Principe28
80Palestinian Territories28

Sources: Passportindex.org(a financial firm Arton Capital)  Territories annexed to other countries such as Norfolk Island, French Polynesia, etc. are excluded.

Data is based on research from publicly available sources, as well as information shared by government agencies.

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Hope you have enjoyed this list of the most powerful passports in the world thanks for reading Irish Around Oz Team

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I moved to Australia in 2013 and created this blog to help Irish people living in Australia. 10 million visitors later it now has evolved into a job board, flight company and offers support with many services Irish people need when they move to Australia. Pop over to my resources page(irisharoundoz.com/resources) to find every service and product I recommend. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you here again.

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