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Ranking the most powerful passports

The Global Passport Power Rank 2017, which compares passports from the 193 UN member countries, states that a German passport will help you travel the furthest, - into 159 countries around the world.

That means that Germany shares the top spot with Singapore, the first time that the South Asian country has managed to take first place.

Those travelling on a German passport this year can enter 125 countries without a visa and a further 34 countries can be accessed with a simple visitors visa issued at arrival.   

Sweden takes second place with access to 158 countries.
Third place with access to 157 countries is shared by Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, Spain, Norway, the United Kingdom, USA and South Korea.

04. / 156 countries

Switzerland, Netherlands , Luxembourg, Belgium, Austrai, Portugal, Malaysia, Japan  

05. / 155 countries: Ireland, Canada

06. / 154 countries: Greece, New Zealand, Australia

07. / 153countries: Iceland

08. / 152 countries: Malta, Czechia

09. / 151 countries: Hungary

10. / 150 countries: Poland

11. / 149 countries: Slovenia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia

12. / 148 countries: Estonia, Liechtenstein

13. / 147 countries:  Cyprus

14. / 144 countries:  Brazil, Monaco

15. / 143 countries: Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria

16. / 142 countries: Argentina

17. / 141 countries: Hong Kong, Chile

18. / 140 countries: San Marino

19. / 139 countries: Andorra

20. / 138 countries: Israel

50. / 79 countries: Qatar

70. / 56 countries: China

93. / 24 countries: Afghanistan

(Source: https://www.passportindex.org)

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