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These are the World’s Most & Least Powerful Passports in 2024

These are the World’s Most & Least Powerful Passports in 2024

In 2024, the global landscape of passport power continues to shape the way individuals traverse borders, with some passports unlocking a world of possibilities while others offer more limited access.

As we delve into the rankings, it becomes evident that the concept of passport strength goes beyond its physical pages, reflecting the geopolitical standing and diplomatic influence of nations. This year’s Henley Passport Index unveils the World’s Most and Least Powerful Passports, shedding light on the evolving dynamics of international travel and the varying degrees of global mobility afforded to passport holders worldwide.


In 2024, the world’s most powerful passports, led by France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and Spain, boast a remarkable score of 194, facilitating seamless global travel. Conversely, the least powerful passports, including Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Pakistan, struggle with limited scores ranging from 28 to 45, underscoring the challenges their holders face in navigating international borders.

In the latest standings, Finland, Sweden, and South Korea jointly secured the second position, while Austria, Denmark, Ireland, and the Netherlands collectively occupied the third spot. The United States, Canada, and Hungary shared the seventh rank, with the United Kingdom passport performing slightly better at #4, aligning itself with Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, and Portugal. Notably, in the Middle East, the UAE emerged as the highest-ranking passport at #11.


World’s 10 most powerful passports:

  1. France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain (Score: 194)
  2. Finland, South Korea, Sweden (Score: 193)
  3. Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands (Score: 192)
  4. Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom (Score: 191)
  5. Greece, Malta, Switzerland (Score: 190)
  6. Australia, Czechia, New Zealand, Poland (Score: 189)
  7. Canada, Hungary, United States (Score: 188)
  8. Estonia, Lithuania (Score: 187)
  9. Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia (Score: 186)
  10. Iceland (Score: 1)185

World’s 10 least powerful passports:

  1. Iran, Lebanon, Nigeria, Sudan (Score: 45)
  2. Eritrea, Sri Lanka (Score: 43)
  3. Bangladesh, North Korea (Score: 42)
  4. Libya, Nepal, Palestinian Territory (Score: 40)
  5. Somalia (Score: 36)
  6. Yemen (Score: 35)
  7. Pakistan ( (Score: 34)
  8. Iraq (Score: 31)
  9. Syria (Score: 29)
  10. Afghanistan (Score: 28)