The world’s strongest passport[2022 edition]… Japan ranked first for the fifth consecutive year | Business Insider Japan

The approach to Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa is crowded with tourists.

The approach to Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa is crowded with tourists.

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  • “Henry Passport Index”ranks the strongest passports based on the number of countries/territories they can travel to without a visa.
  • Japan’s passport, which allows visa-free travel to 193 countries and regions, remained at the top for the fifth consecutive year.
  • The number of countries ahead of the United States is now 20, four more than in 2021.

Ranked countries with the strongest passports“Henry Passport Index”According to the report, Asia dominated the top again.

British consulting firm Henley & Partners has surveyed the number of countries and territories that passport holders can travel to without a visa, based on data provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). creating rankings. This includes 199 countries passports and 227 countries and territories as travel destinations.

Japan has been at the top for five years in a row. The countries/regions where Japanese passport holders can go without a visa are:from 2021The number increased by 2 to 193.

Singapore and South Korea tied for second place, both of which can travel to 192 countries. Germany and Spain are tied for third place, with access to 190 countries.

The United States remains tied for seventh place along with Belgium, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland. Twenty countries ranked higher than the United States, four more than in 2021.

Here are the top 10 countries with the strongest passports. Numbers in parentheses after country names indicate the number of regions and countries that can be traveled to.

All information about rankings can be found atHenry Passport Indexis obtained from


10. Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia——182 countries

Krakow, Poland.

Krakow, Poland.

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9th Hungary——183 countries

The Hungarian Parliament Building on the Danube River.

The Hungarian Parliament Building on the Danube River.

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8. Malta, Greece, Czech Republic, Canada, Australia——185 countries

A parade was held in Prague to commemorate the Czech Republic's presidency of the European Union from July 2022.

A parade was held in Prague to commemorate the Czech Republic becoming the EU presidency from July 2022.

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7. Norway, New Zealand, Belgium, USA——186 countries

Medieval townscape in Basel, Switzerland.

Medieval townscape in Basel, Switzerland.

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6. Great Britain, Portugal, Ireland, France——187 countries

A man holding a Portuguese flag and walking near the monument.

A man holding a Portuguese flag and walking near the monument.

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5. Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Austria——188 countries

Denmark, Copenhagen.

Denmark, Copenhagen.

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4. Luxembourg, Italy, Finland——189 countries

Acrobatic flight celebrating Italy's 76th Republic Day.

Acrobatic flight celebrating Italy’s 76th Republic Day.

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3rd place Spain, Germany——190 countries

Berlin City Hall, Germany.

Berlin City Hall, Germany.

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2nd place South Korea, Singapore——192 countries

Skyscrapers in Singapore.

Skyscrapers in Singapore.

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1st place Japan——193 countries

Tourists parading along the approach to Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa.

Tourists walking along the approach to Sensoji Temple.

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The Japanese passport is the most powerful passport in the world, allowing you to visit 193 destinations.

[Original:The most powerful passports in the world in 2022, ranked]

(Translated by Fumiko Nakata, edited by Toshihiko Inoue)

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