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These Are the World’s Most (and Least) Powerful Passports in 2022

A Japanese passport provides hassle-free entry to 193 countries.

A Japanese passport provides hassle-free entry to 193 countries.

Photographer: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images

Japan, Singapore and South Korea have the most powerful passports as the world continues to recover from Covid-19, reversing pre-pandemic rankings that were dominated by European nations.

A Japanese passport provides hassle-free entry to 193 countries, one more than those from Singapore and South Korea, according to the latest Henley Passport Index from Henley & Partners, an immigration consultancy.