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Top 20 Powerful Passports in 2021

The pandemic has had a negative impact on travelling. Now that we are starting to move past the pandemic phase, the covid-19 restrictions are starting to loosen up.

Traveling the world freely can be easier for you if you are born in a country that has a strong passport. We will be taking a  look at the 20 Most powerful passports in the world in 2021.

1. Germany

German Passport

Germany has the most powerful passport in the world as of 2021. You can travel to 139 countries with a German passport.

You can travel to 104 countries without any visa. You can travel to 35 additional countries with a visa on arrival. You can travel to 65 more countries with a Visa.

2. Spain

The second position also goes to a European country. Spain takes the second spot on our list by providing easy access to 139 countries as well.

You can travel to 103 countries without a visa. 36 countries will require Visa on arrival if you are travelling from Spain.

3. Austria

Europe is dominating the list with the top three countries being from there. Austria takes the third spot by giving access to 138 countries.

You can travel and 103 countries without Visa and 35 more countries with Visa on Arrival. You will need Visa if you are travelling to countries like Benin and Bhutan from Austria.

4. Switzerland

Switzerland also provides easy access to 138 countries like Austria. You can travel to 100 countries from Switzerland without any Visa.

You can travel to 38 more countries with Visa on Arrival. There are 6 countries which you can travel to from Switzerland if you have a Visa.

5. Ireland

The fifth spot goes to Ireland. Ireland also gives you easy access to 138 countries just like the previous two countries.

You can travel to 99 countries without a Visa and 39 countries with a Visa on Arrival. You can travel to 60 additional countries with a Visa.

6. United States of America

The U.S.A doesn’t come short in anything and their passport power is no exception to that. They have the sixth most powerful passport in the world.

You can get easy access to 138 countries as well with an American passport. There are 96 countries you can travel to without a Visa and 42 additional countries with Visa on arrival.

7. New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most peaceful countries in the world. They take the seventh spot by providing easy access to 138 countries.

Out of these 138 countries, 96 countries do not require any Visa and 42 countries require a Visa on arrival.

8. Sweden

Sweden has the eighth-most powerful passport in the world. You can travel to 137 countries easily with a Swedish passport. 103 countries do not require any Visa and only 34 countries require visas on arrival.

9. Denmark

Denmark is famous for being one of the happiest countries in the world. They also have the ninth strongest passport in the world with access to 137 countries.

103 countries do not require any Visa and 34 countries require Visa on Arrival.

10. Finland

Finland has the tenth most powerful passport in the world. You can travel to 137 countries easily with a Finnish passport.

Out of these 137 countries, 103 countries do not require any Visa and only 34 countries require visa on arrival.

11. Belgium

Belgium has an equally strong passport as the previous three countries in the list. The citizens of Belgium can easily travel to 137 countries.

103 countries don’t require you to have a Visa and 34 countries allow you to travel from Belgium with a visa on arrival.

12. Italy

An Italian passport also gives easy access to the 137 countries. Exactly the same as the last four passports, you can travel to 103 countries without Visa and 34 countries with Visa on Arrival.

13. Portugal

Portuguese passport comes thirteenth on our list. You get easy access to 137 countries with a Portuguese passport. 103 countries require no Visa and 34 countries require Visa on arrival.

The passport power of the last six countries is the same and there is no real difference in the passport strength of these countries.

14. Luxembourg

Access to other countries is relatively easier for European countries. That is why so many countries on our list are from Europe.

With a passport from Luxembourg, you get easy access to 137 countries. 102 of these countries require no Visa and 35 countries require visas on arrival.

15. Japan

Japan takes the fifteenth spot on our list by providing easy access to 137 countries. 98 out of these 137 countries do not require any Visa and 39 countries require Visa on Arrival.

16. South Korea

South Korea has a very powerful passport as well. With a South Korean passport, you can travel to 137 countries easily.

97 countries out of these countries do not require any Visa and you can travel to 40 countries with an E-Visa or a Visa on Arrival.

17. Australia

The Australian passport takes the seventeenth spot on our list. 92 out of the 137 countries do not require any Visa. 45 out of the 137 countries require Visa on Arrival.

18. France

You can get easy access to 136 countries with a French passport. This gives them the 18th position on our list. 103 countries do not require any Visa and 33 countries require a Visa on Arrival.

19. Malta

Malta takes the 19th spot by providing easy access to 136 countries. 103 countries do not require any Visa and 33 countries require a Visa on Arrival.

20. Netherlands

The final country on our list is the Netherlands. They also give easy access to 136 countries. 102 of these countries do not require any Visa and 34 countries require E-Visa and Visa on Arrival.

Final Thoughts

We have relied on the Henley Passport Index to provide these stats. The passport strength of the countries changes with time and the list may not be accurate moving forward in the future.

If you are born in any of these countries, you are in luck! Travelling is made easier for you with one of the strongest passports in the world.

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