World's most powerful passports: Japan loses top spot in Henley ranking

TOKYO, Jul 20 (Forbes) - The newly updated 2023 Henley Passport Index, based on official and exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has revealed a newly crowned winner of the world’s most powerful passport.

For the first time in five years, Japan has lost its number one ranking, dropping to third place on the list. Singapore can now call itself the country with the most powerful passport in the world, according to the latest ranking. Its citizens can now enjoy visa-free visits to 192 of the 227 destinations Henley surveys.

Singapore isn’t the only country on the rise. With Japan dropping to third, it falls behind three European countries in second place: Germany, Italy and Spain, who all have visa-free access to 190 destinations.

Japan joins six other nations in third place with 189 destinations listed as visa-free: Austria, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Sweden and South Korea. ...continue reading

Jul 20 (ANNnewsCH) - 「世界最強」とも言われていた日本のパスポートが世界3位に後退したことが分かりました。  ...continue reading