The 10 countries with the most powerful passports
If you have US citizenship, you have a great deal of traveling power: Americans can fly to 147 countries without ever showing a visa. It makes international travel both cheaper and easier than it is for citizens of many other countries, like those of South Sudan, who can only enter 28 countries without a visa.
The stark differences are revealed in the Passport Index, which ranks countries based on the number of nations where residents can go without purchasing a visa in advance or on arrival. Global financial advisory firm Arton Capital compiled government data from 193 countries and six territories to create the ranking.
Here are the 10 highest-ranking countries and the number of countries their citizens can visit without a visa.
10. Finland — 143 countries
9. Japan — 143 countries
8. Singapore — 143 countries
7. Sweden — 144 countries
6. Italy — 144 countries
5. France — 145 countries
4. Germany — 145 countries
3. South Korea — 145 countries
2. The United States — 147 countries
1. The United Kingdom — 147 countries