Recently, the list of the most powerful passports of 2019 was identified by the Henley Passport Index. Like last year, Japan ranked highest in the list of the most powerful.
The number of passports issued by the world is determined by the number of countries whose citizens travel without a visa.
Passport hotel rating information is provided exclusively on the basis of data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
It has the largest and most comprehensive database of travel information in the world, which is being developed through extensive research within countries.
In the following, see the list of the most powerful passports in 2019 and the number of countries that can travel without a visa:
1. Japan (190 countries)
2. Singapore, South Korea (189)
3. France, Germany (188)
4. Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden (187)
5. Luxembourg, Spain (186)
6. Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (185)
7. Belgium, Canada, Greece, Ireland (184)
8. Czech Republic (183)
9. Malta (182)
10. Australia, Iceland, New Zealand (181)
“London’s finance sector could lose a substantial part of its appeal, and other European countries
(notably, France, Germany, and Ireland) could decide to strengthen policy measures to attract financial sector workers.”
The index, compiled by global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners,
says it bases its ranking on “exclusive” data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA),
and “is enhanced by extensive, ongoing research by the Henley & Partners Research Department.”
Simone Bertoli, professor of economics at Université Clermont Auvergne (CERDI) in France and a research fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics in Germany told the company that restricted freedom of movement could spell disaster for the finance sector of Britain’s capital.
The Henley Passport Index is based on data provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) and covers 199 passports and 227 travel destinations.
It is an update in real time throughout the year, as and when visa policy changes come into effect.
Arton Capital’s Passport Index takes into consideration the passports of 193 United Nations member countries and six territories –
– ROC Taiwan, Macau (SAR China), Hong Kong (SAR China),
Kosovo, Palestinian Territory and the Vatican. Territories annex to other countries are exclud.
Its 2019 index put the UAE on top with a “visa-free score” of 167,
followed by Germany on 166 and Singapore, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg,
France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Norway, South Korea and the US ranked third-equal with a score of 165.