Almost everyone has that lingering feeling of wanting to travel across countries. Yet, inability to apply or afford visa is another problem. So, below is the details of some of the countries that have a powerful passport in terms of no visa needed.
According to AFR, the list of ranking is from Nomad Passport Index put together by global consulting firm, Nomad Capitalist. The 199 countries were then ranked according to visa-free travel, taxation, perception, dual citizenship and overall freedom.
Swedish people are then mentioned to be the most powerful to have 176 countries to be visited with no visa needed. Not only was that it said that Swedish citizens are allowed to have dual or multiple citizenships. The high level of their personal freedom gives them access to escape Sweden’s taxes. Yet in terms of visa-free, Germany is ahead of Sweden as number one to allow 178 countries.
The top 10 of the list was made up of all European countries as top passports based on its overall score. Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and Luxembourg are on the top 10 list. Meanwhile, visa-free countries have Denmark, Singapore, The United Kingdom, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, France, Finland, had its visa score to be in the top 10 along with rank first Germany and Sweden as second.
With that said, the United States of America was ranked 35 in overall rating per IB Times Amid that thought, U.S. ranks as 16 with 155 countries same with U.K. and Japan. Arton Capital CEO John Hanafin mentioned that the ranking of U.S. could change over four years as it is now under Trump administration.
Lastly, the Afghan passport comes last in the list based on visa-free category, only allowing its citizens to travel into just 23 countries. Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Somalia were also below the list based on its visa-free score. You could view individual, global and visa-free scores of each of the 199 countries here.