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Japan tops the strongest passports in the world in 2020, Afghanistan has the weakest passport

Japan passport ranked the strongest passport in the world in 2020, allowing its holder to travel to 191 countries without a prior visa. It holds the same positions from last two years. Singapore passport comes in the 2nd positions and Afghanistan passport is the weakest passport in the world in 2020, allowing its holder to travel to only 26 countries without a prior visa .

The Henley Passport Index is the ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information.

Passport global ranking 2020

No.PassportRankAccess
1 Japan1191
2 Singapore 2190
3 South Korea3189
4 Germany 3189
5 Italy 4188
6 Finland 4188
7 Spain 5187
8 Luxembourg5187
9 Denmark 5187
10 Sweden 6186
11 France 6186
12 Switzerland7185
13 Portugal 7 185
14 Netherlands 7 185
15 Ireland 7 185
16 Austria 7 185
17 United States8184
18 United Kingdom8 184
19 Norway 8 184
20 Greece 8 184
21 Belgium 8 184
22 New Zealand9183
23 Malta 9183
24 Czech Republic9183
25 Canada9183
26 Australia 9183
27 Slovakia 10181
28 Lithuania 10181
29 Hungary 10181
30 Slovenia 11180
31 Latvia 11180
32 Iceland 11180
33 Estonia 12179
34 Malaysia 13178
35 Liechtenstein13178
36 Poland 14176
37 Monaco 15175
38 Cyprus 16174
39 Chile 16174
40 Romania 17172
41 United Arab Emirates18171
42 Bulgaria 18171
43 Brazil 19170
44 Argentina19170
45 Hong Kong (SAR China)20169
46 Croatia 20169
47 San Marino21168
48 Andorra22167
49 Brunei 23166
50 Barbados24160
51 Israel 25159
52 Mexico 26158
53 St. Kitts and Nevis27154
54 Bahamas27154
55 Uruguay 28153
56 Seychelles29151
57 Antigua and Barbuda30150
58 Vatican City31149
59 Trinidad and Tobago31149
60 Costa Rica31149
61 Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)32146
62 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 32146
63 Mauritius 32146
64 St. Lucia 33145
65 Macao (SAR China)34144
66 Paraguay35142
67 Grenada 35142
68 Panama 36140
69 Dominica37139
70 Peru 38135
71 Serbia 39133
72 Honduras39133
73 El Salvador39133
74 Venezuela40132
75 Guatemala40132
76 Solomon Islands41131
77 Samoa 41131
78 Vanuatu 42130
79 Ukraine 43128
80 Nicaragua43128
81 Tuvalu 44127
82 Colombia44127
83 Tonga 45125
84 Montenegro46124
85 North Macedonia47123
86 Marshall Islands48122
87 Kiribati 48122
88 Moldova 49120
89 Palau Islands50119
90 Russian Federation51118
91 Micronesia51118
92 Bosnia and Herzegovina52117
93 Georgia 53116
94 Albania 54114
95 Turkey 55111
96 South Africa56100
97 Belize 56100
98 Timor-Leste5795
99 Kuwait 5795
100 Qatar 5893
101 Ecuador 5991
102 Nauru 6088
103 Guyana 6088
104 Fiji 6088
105 Maldives 6185
106 Jamaica 6185
107 Papua New Guinea6284
108 Botswana6284
109 Bahrain 6382
110 Oman 6479
111 Thailand 6578
112 Suriname6578
113 Bolivia 6578
114 Saudi Arabia6677
115 Namibia 6776
116 Kazakhstan6776
117 Belarus6875
118 Lesotho6974
119 Eswatini (Swaziland)7073
120 Malawi 7172
121 Kenya 7271
122 Indonesia7271
123 China 7271
124 Zambia 7370
125 Tanzania 7370
126 Tunisia 7469
127 Gambia 7568
128 Philippines7667
129 Azerbaijan7667
130 Uganda 7766
131 Cape Verde Islands7766
132 Ghana7865
133 Cuba 7865
134 Zimbabwe7964
135 Dominican Republic7964
136 Sierra Leone8063
137 Morocco8063
138 Kyrgyzstan8063
139 Mongolia 8162
140 Benin 8162
141 Armenia 8162
142 Sao Tome and Principe8261
143 Mozambique8261
144 Rwanda 8359
145 Burkina Faso8359
146 Tajikistan8458
147 Mauritania8458
148 India 8458
149 Uzbekistan8557
150 Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)8557
151 Senegal 8656
152 Gabon 8656
153 Togo 8755
154 Guinea 8755
155 Vietnam 8854
156 Niger 8854
157 Mali 8854
158 Madagascar8854
159 Cambodia8854
160 Guinea-Bissau8953
161 Equatorial Guinea8953
162 Comores Islands8953
163 Chad 8953
164 Bhutan 8953
165 Turkmenistan9052
166 Jordan 9151
167 Central African Republic9151
168 Laos 9250
169 Algeria 9250
170 Liberia 9349
171 Haiti 9349
172 Egypt 9349
173 Cameroon9349
174 Burundi 9349
175 Angola 9349
176 Myanmar9447
178 Congo (Rep.)9447
179 Nigeria9546
180 Djibouti 9546
181 South Sudan9643
182 Ethiopia 9643
183 Sri Lanka 9742
184 Iran 9841
185 Eritrea 9841
186 Congo (Dem. Rep.)9841
187 Bangladesh9841
188 Lebanon 9940
189 Kosovo 9940
190 Sudan 10039
191 North Korea10039
192 Palestinian Territory10138
193 Nepal 10138
194 Libya 10237
195 Yemen 10333
196 Somalia 10432
197 Pakistan 10432
198 Syria 10529
199 Iraq 10628
200 Afghanistan10726

Source
Henley Passport Index

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