: These are the best and worst passports to have in 2023

by | Jan 11, 2023 | Stock Market

With last year marking a big recovery for global travel, the skies may be the limit for 2023, especially as China reopens its economy to incoming and outcoming travelers. But some passports clearly hold more sway than others, as revealed by a new survey from the Henley Passport Index, which revealed the world’s most and least powerful passports for 2023 in a Tuesday release.

Read: Airline stocks tumble as FAA computer outage grounds flights The index ranks all the world’s passports according to how many destinations holders can visit without a visa, and is based on International Air Transport Association (IATA) data. And the top passport in the world, for the fifth year running, is Japan, whose citizens can visit 193 out of 227 global destinations visa-free. In second place are South Korean and Singapore passports, which scored visa-free/visa-on-arrival scores of 192. In third place were German and Spanish passports, which open the door to 190 destinations. “Japanese citizens are now able to visit an astonishing 193 destinations out of 227 around the world visa-free, while South Koreans and Singaporeans, whose countries are tied in 2nd place on the index, enjoy a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 192,” said London-based investment migration consulting firm Henley & Partners, which released the survey on Tuesday. The U.S. came in at 22nd place, behind the U.K. at 16th place, with scores of 187 and 186. It “appears increasingly unlikely that …

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