Countries With the Most Powerful Passport in the World – See Nigeria’s Rank in the World

According to the results of a 2017 travel ranking, Germany has been declared as the country with the most powerful passport in the world. Its passport has visa-free access to 176 countries.

Sweden is in second place with 175 countries, and Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain and United States jointly rank third, with their nationals enjoying access to 174 countries. United Kingdom, however, dropped to fourth, having shared first place with Germany for three consecutive years from 2013–2015. Brits have visa-free access to 173 countries. 

Syria, Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan sit at the very bottom of the index, each with visa-free access to less than 30 countries worldwide. The biggest mover in this year’s index was Peru, gaining 15 places.

Ghana showed the most negative movement, losing four places in one year. Brazil and China both increased their standing, moving up three and two ranks respectively. The 2017 list containing nearly 200 countries – with some sharing position – was released by Henley and Partners, the firm which conducts the annual ranking. Its Chairman, Dr. Christian H. Kälin, says that although the size and make-up of the ‘Top 10’ remains the same as last year, “the changing geopolitical climate could well affect the rankings over the next 12 months”.

 1 – Germany

2 – Sweden

3 – Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain, United States

4 – Austria, Belgium, France,Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, United Kingdom  

5 – Ireland, Japan, New Zealand

6 – Canada, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland

7 – Australia, South Korea

8 – Iceland

9 – Czech Republic

10 – Hungary, Malta

11 – Lithuania

12 – Latvia, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia

13 – Estonia, Malaysia

14 – Poland

15 – Monaco

16 – Cyprus

17 – Chile

18 – Brazil

19 – Andorra, San Marino

20 – Argentina, Bulgaria

21 – Croatia, Romania

22 – Hong Kong

23 – Brunei Darussalam

24 – Israel

25 – Barbados

26 – Mexico

27 – Bahamas

28 – Uruguay

29 – Seychelles

30 – Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis

31 – Costa Rica, Taiwan, Vatican City

32 – Trinidad and Tobago

33 – Mauritius

34 – Venezuela

35 – Paraguay

36 – Macao, Panama, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

37 – Grenada

38 – Honduras, United Arab Emirates

39 – El Salvador

40 – Dominica, Guatemala

41 – Peru

42 – Solomon Islands

43 – Serbia

44 – Samoa

45 – Vanuatu

46 – Marshall Islands, Nicaragua

47 – Tonga

48 – Macedonia, Tuvalu

49 – Kiribati

50 – Colombia, Montenegro

51 – Micronesia, Russian Federation

52 – Palau, Turkey 

 53 – Bosnia Herzegovina

54 – Moldova

55 – Albania, South Africa

56 – Belize

57 – Ecuador, Timor-Leste

58 – Ukraine

59 – Guyana

60 – Kuwait, Maldives, Nauru

61 – Fiji

62 – Jamaica, Qatar

63 – Papua New Guinea

64 – Bolivia

65 – Botswana, Suriname

66 – Bahrain

67 – Kazakhstan, Namibia, Thailand

68 – Georgia, Kenya, Oman

69 – Saudi Arabia

70 – Belarus, Lesotho, Malawi

71 – Gambia, Swaziland

72 – Tanzania, 

73 – Cape Verde, Tunisia, Zambia

74 – Azerbaijan

75 – Philippines, Uganda

76 – Cuba, Ghana

77 – Zimbabwe

78 – Armenia, Benin, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco

79 – Indonesia

80 – Burkina Faso, Dominican Republic, Mongolia

81 – Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone

82 – Mauritania

83 – Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Tajikistan, Togo, Uzbekistan

84 – Niger

85 – Bhutan, Chad, China, Mali, Rwanda

86 – Gabon, Haiti, Madagascar

87 – Guinea-Bissau, India, Turkmenistan, Algeria, Cambodia, Comoros, Egypt, Guinea, Laos

89 – Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea

90 – Angola, Cameroon, Vietnam

91 – Burundi, Nigeria

92 – Congo, Jordan, Liberia

93 – Myanmar

94 – Djibouti, North Korea

95 – Bangladesh, Iran

95 – Sri Lanka

96 – Ethiopia, Lebanon, South Sudan

97 – Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Sudan

98 – Eritrea, Yemen

99 – Libya

100 – Somalia

101 – Syria

102 – Pakistan

103 – Iraq

104 – Afghanistan

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