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Worlds most powerful passports in 2022
Everyone loves travelling be it for work or a vacation, and for all of us to travel to different countries we require a passport. What is a passport?
A passport is basically a formal document or certification issued by the national government identifying a traveller as a citizen or national with a right to protection while abroad and a right to return to the country of citizenship.
A passport is very essential if we have to travel abroad. Not all passports are the same, few are stronger compared to others. Strong passports are those passports which provide extra benefits to people and offer the greatest travel freedom.
Passports are ranked as strong and weak by HPI(The henley passport index).
What is HPI?
HPI( THE HENLEY PASSPORT INDEX )compiled by Henry and partners ranks passports according to the number of destinations holders can enter without applying for a visa in advance.
WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PASSPORTS 2022 ACCORDING TO HPI
In 2022 Japanese and Singaporean passports are ranked as the world’s most powerful passports which offer the greatest travel freedom and hold first place for strong passports.
South Korea and Germany hold a second place as the most powerful passports in the world in 2022
Finnish, Italian, Luxembourgish and Spanish passports hold a third place as the world’s most powerful passports in 2022.
Austrian, dutch, danish, french and Swedish passports hold a fourth place as the world’s most powerful passports in 2022.
French, Irish, Portuguese, and British passports are co-ranked 5th.
Why are these above-mentioned passports considered as world’s most powerful passports in 2022?
Powerful passports are those passports which offer the greatest travel freedom and when a holder can enter a number of destinations without applying for a visa in advance.
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Japanese and Singaporean passports are considered as most powerful passports as they provide benefits like Japanese and Singaporean citizens can travel to 192 countries without applying for a visa in advance or we can also say visa-free.
South Korea and Germany passports hold second place for the most powerful passports as they offer visa-free travel to 190 destinations around the globe.
Finnish, Italian, Luxembourg and Spanish offer visa-free travel to 189 countries around the globe and that is the reason why it holds third place among the most powerful passport in 2022.
Austrian, dutch, danish, French and Swedish offer visa-free travel to 188 countries around the globe. one need not worry about a visa.
Weakest passports in 2022
The weakest passports are those passports which do not offer the greatest travel freedom.
In 2022 passports of Pakistan, Syria and Yemen are considered the weakest passports in the world.
Why are these above-mentioned passports considered the weakest passports in the world in 2022?
Syria, Pakistan and Yemen offer visa-free travel to 29, 31 and 33 countries, this is one of the reasons why these nations have the weakest passports as they provide visa-free travel to very less countries around the globe.
And the second reason is that most developing countries usually tend to have weak passports as they are struggling or recovering from political and economic instabilities.
Reference: https://www.onlinevisa.com › News