Japan and Singapore top world passport rankings in 2022

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Japan and Singapore lead the world passport rating in 2022

Japanese and Singapore in 2022 can visit 192 destinations around the world visa-free — this is the highest of any country.

Germany and South Korea are tied for second place with 190 visa-free or visa-on-arrival countries, two fewer than the leaders.

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Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain follow. They are tied for third place in the rankings, and their passport holders can freely enter 189 countries without having to obtain a visa in advance.

The UK, which recently lifted all remaining COVID-19-related restrictions, is now in 5th place. place with a score of 187 visa-free destinations, the US is one point behind (186 available countries) and is in 6th place.

Well, at the other extreme — Afghanistan. It still remains at the bottom of the index, which, recall, is based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Afghan citizens can only visit 26 visa-free destinations.

Passport holders from Angola, Cameroon and Laos are also nearby. They have access to about 50 territories, usually neighboring ones.

Russia in the Henley Passport Index-2022 — in 49th place. Russians can, without issuing a visa, get into 117 countries on all continents. The highest position was for a Russian passport in 2014 — 38th place, and the lowest in 2006 — 62nd.

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