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List: The best and worst passports to hold in 2023



A recent analysis from Henley & Partners reveals the worst passport to possess in the world.

A Japan passport allows one to travel to 193 destinations, according to rankings by a London-based organization.

Singaporean and South Korean passports come second place allowing their nationals to travel to 192 and 192 destinations, respectively.

Residents of the three nations can travel without a visa or apply for one if necessary.

Germany and Spain are the top European nations, tied with 190 destinations each, followed by Finland, Italy, and Luxembourg, each with 189 destinations.

Since 2005, the company has ranked passports, and their data is constantly updated.

Here is the full list of best and worst passports to hold in 2023 according to the Henley Passport Index
1. Japan (193 destinations)
2. Singapore and South Korea (192 destinations)
3. Germany and Spain (190 destinations)
4. Finland, Italy and Luxembourg (189 destinations)
5. Austria, Denmark, Netherlands and Sweden (188 destinations)
6. France, Ireland, Portugal and the United Kingdom (187 destinations)
7. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United States and Czech Republic (186 destinations)
8. Australia, Canada, Greece and Malta (185 destinations)
9. Hungary and Poland (184 destinations)
10. Lithuania and Slovakia (183 destinations)

The worst passports to hold in 2023
1.    North Korea (40 destinations)
2.    Nepal and Palestinian territory (38 destinations)
3.    Somalia (35 destinations)
4.    Yemen (34 destinations)
5.    Pakistan (32 destinations)
6.    Syria (30 destinations)
7.    Iraq (29 destinations)
8.    Afghanistan (27 destinations)