Passports are ranked based on the number of countries accessible without a visa number of countries requiring a visa on arrival and their overall global reach. Here are the most powerful passports to have in 2022.
The 10th most powerful passport in 2022 is Portugal. The Portuguese enjoy visa-free travel to 103 different countries, with another 39 countries with a visa on arrival. They require a visa for 49 countries but enjoy an electronic travel authority for another seven countries. Furthermore, this passport has a world reach of 75 percent.
9. Netherlands and Belgium
Tying at number nine, we have the Netherlands and Belgium. These two passports can visit 103 different countries. There’s a visa on arrival for 39 countries and a visa is required to be applied for 49 countries. Furthermore, there’s an electronic travel authority available for seven countries. And there’s a world reach of 75 percent for these two passports.
8. New Zealand
It is the only country in the southern hemisphere to make this list and has a population of 4.8 million people. New Zealanders can visit 96 countries visa-free and have a visa on a rival opportunity for another 49 countries. Moreover, they require a visa for 48 countries and have an electronic travel authority for five countries. Just like the Netherlands and Belgium they also have a reach of about 75 percent of the world.
7. South Korea
It is the only Asian country to make the top 10 list in 2022 and has a population of 51 million people. South Koreans can visit 100 different countries visa-free and a visa on arrival is available for another 44 countries. They have to apply for a visa for 48 countries but they have an electronic travel authority for six countries. South Korea has a world reach of 75 percent.
Coming in at number six is Switzerland with a population of 8.6 million people. The Swiss can visit 100 countries visa-free with another 43 countries available with a visa on arrival. Furthermore, they require a visa for 48 countries but have an electronic travel authority for another seven. Just like the other countries on our list Switzerland also has a world reach of 75 percent.
5. Austria and Luxembourg
The fifth most powerful passports in 2022 are Austria and Luxembourg. Austria and Luxembourg have a population of 9 million and 625,000 people respectively and enjoy visa-free travel to 103 different countries. They have a visa on arrival opportunity for 40 countries and require a visa for 48 countries. Moreover, just like some of the other countries on our list, they have an electronic travel authority opportunity for seven countries and a world reach of 75 percent.
4. Sweden and Denmark
Sweden and Denmark make fourth position. Sweden has a population of 10 million people and Denmark has a population of 5.8 million people. Both countries enjoy visa-free travel to 104 countries with a visa on arrival for 39 countries. A visa is required for 48 countries and an electronic travel authority is at 7 countries. Again they have a world reach of 75 percent.
3. Finland and Italy
If you can believe it, there’s another tie here at number three for Finland and Italy. Finland and Italy have a population of 5.5 million people and 60 million people respectively and enjoy visa-free travel to 104 countries. They have a visa on arrival for 40 countries and they require a visa for 47 countries. Just like the other countries, they enjoy an electronic travel authority for seven countries but here’s where we move up with a world reach of 76 percent.
Number two is Germany with a population of 84 million people. Germany has the most visa-free travel countries on this list at 105 and enjoys visa-free travel to another 39 countries. A visa is required for 47 countries with an electronic travel authority available for another seven. Just like Finland and Italy, Germany enjoys a world reach of 76 percent.
1. United Arab Emirates
Number one on the list of most powerful passports in 2022 is the United Arab Emirates at 9.9 million people. Even though the UAE enjoys visa-free travel to only 101 countries, they have a visa on arrival opportunity to 55 countries giving their world reach 80 percent and they still require a visa for 39 countries and have an electronic travel authority for three.
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