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Graphic shows countries with most visa-free travel.


Most powerful passports

By Phil Bainbridge

January 24, 2024 - EU citizens of France, Germany, Italy and Spain now have visa-free access to as many countries as Japan and Singapore, leaders in travel freedom for the last five years.

All six countries can boast the world’s most powerful travel documents, granting their holders access to 194 countries without a previously obtained visa, more than any others. Denmark, Sweden and South Korea rank second with access to 193 countries, while Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands have 192 destinations.

The U.S. and the UK, leaders in 2014, have dropped to 7th and 4th place respectively, while China has climbed to a ranking of 62 with almost twice as many countries as 10 years ago.

PUBLISHED: 24/01/2024; STORY: Graphic News