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The Global Mobility Index: These Are the World’s Most Powerful Passports in 2024

Global Mobility Index

Six countries (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and Spain) now share the top spot for the most powerful passport in the world.  All of these countries allow visa-free travel to 194 out of 227 destinations. The ranking of passports is based on the number of destinations that can be accessed without a visa or e-visa, using data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA). The United States is tied with Canada and Hungary for the seventh most powerful passport, with visa-free entry to 188 destinations.

South Korea, Finland, and Sweden are tied for second place with visa-free access to 193 destinations. In third place are Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Austria. The global mobility gap between those at the top and bottom of the index has become wider than ever before. The passports that are ranked highest allow travel to 166 more destinations without a visa compared to Afghanistan, which is ranked last and has access to only 28 countries.

Twenty-five countries ranked higher than the US on the index. Afghanistan took last place on the index, with visa-free entry to 28 countries. Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen are the bottom five countries, with 29, 31, 34, and 35 visa-free destinations, respectively.

The World's Most Powerful Passports in 2024

RankPassportVisa-free score
1France194
1Germany194
1Italy194
1Japan194
1Singapore194
1Spain194
2Finland193
2South Korea193
2Sweden193
3Austria192
3Denmark192
3Ireland192
3Netherlands192
4Belgium191
4Luxembourg191
4Norway191
4Portugal191
4United Kingdom191
5Greece190
5Malta190
5Switzerland190
6Australia189
6Czechia189
6New Zealand189
6Poland189
7Canada188
7Hungary188
7United States188
8Estonia 187
8Lithuania187
9Latvia186
9Slovakia 186
9Slovenia186
10Iceland185
11United Arab Emirates183
12Cyprus 182
12Liechtenstein 182
12Malaysia182
13Bulgaria179
13Croatia 179
13Romania179
14Monaco178
15Chile177
16Argentina174
17Brazil172
18San Marino172
19Andorra171
19Hong Kong171
20Brunei168
21Israel166
22Barbados 165
23Mexico161
24Bahamas158
25St. Kitts and Nevis 157
25St. Vincent and the Grenadines 157
25Vatican City157
26Seychelles156
26Uruguay156
27Antigua and Barbuda153
28Costa Rica152
29Trinidad and Tobago151
30Mauritius150
31Panama149
32Grenada148
32St. Lucia 148
32Ukraine148
33Paraguay146
34Dominica144
34Macao (SAR China)144
35Taiwan143
36Peru142
37Serbia138
38Guatemala137
39El Salvador136
40Colombia135
40Honduras135
41Solomon Islands134
42Samoa132
43Nicaragua130
43Tonga130
44Tuvalu128
45North Macedonia127
46Marshall Islands126
46Montenegro 126
46Venezuela126
47Kiribati124
48Albania123
48Micronesia 123
48Palau Islands123
49Moldova122
50Bosnia and Herzegovina121
50Georgia121
51Russia119
52Turkiye118
53Qatar108
53South Africa108
54Belize104
55Kuwait102
56Timor-Leste96
57Ecuador95
58Maldives94
58Vanuatu94
59Bahrain91
59Botswana 91
59Fiji 91
59Guyana 91
60Jamaica90
60Nauru 90
60Oman 90
61Saudi Arabia89
62China 85
62Papua New Guinea 85
63Bolivia 82
63Thailand 82
64Belarus 81
64Suriname 81
65Lesotho 80
65Namibia 80
66Indonesia 78
66Kazakhstan 78
66eSwatini 78
67Kenya 76
67Malawi 76
68Dominican Republic74
68Kosovo 74
69Tanzania 73
70Azerbaijan 72
71Morocco71
71Tunisia 71
71Zambia 71
72Gambia 70
73Cape Verde Islands 69
73Philippines 69
73Uganda 69
74Armenia 68
75Sierra Leone67
76Ghana66
76Rwanda 66
76Zimbabwe 66
77Kyrgyzstan65
78Cuba 64
79Benin 63
79Mongolia63
79Mozambique 63
80India 62
80Uzbekistan 62
81Gabon 61
81Sao Tome and Principe 61
81Tajikistan 61
82Burkina Faso 60
82Madagascar 60
83Cote dIvoire 59
83Guinea 59
83Mauritania 59
83Togo 59
84Equatorial Guinea 58
84Senegal 58
85Niger 57
86Algeria 56
86Cambodia 56
86Guinea-Bissau 56
86Mali 56
87Bhutan 55
87Central African Republic 55
87Chad 55
87Comoro Islands 55
87Egypt 55
87Haiti 55
87Jordan 55
87Vietnam55
88Angola53
88Cameroon 53
89Congo (Rep.)52
89Turkmenistan 52
90Burundi51
90Laos51
90Liberia 51
91Djibouti50
92Myanmar 48
93Ethiopia47
94Congo (Dem. Rep.)46
94South Sudan46
95Iran 45
95Lebanon 45
95Nigeria 45
95Sudan 45
96Eritrea43
96Sri Lanka43
97Bangladesh42
97North Korea42
98Libya 40
98Nepal40
98Palestinian Territory40
99Somalia 36
100Yemen35
101Pakistan34
102Iraq31
103Syria29
104Afghanistan28

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CEOWORLD magazine - Latest - Special Reports - The Global Mobility Index: These Are the World’s Most Powerful Passports in 2024
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