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Japanese Passports Ranked World’s Most Powerful, Nigeria 95th


A British consulting company Henley & Partners has placed the Japanese passport at the top of its Passport Index Global Ranking.

The index ranks passports by how many of 199 countries and regions around the world people holding them can visit without a prior visa. Japanese passport holders can enter 191 countries without a visa. Singapore, with 190 countries came second, followed by South Korea and Germany with 189.

3rd- Finland, Italy

4th- Spain, Denmark, Luxembourg

5th- France, Sweden

6th – Austria, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland

7th- United States, Britain, Belgium, Greece, Norway

Nigeria and Djibouti came 95th with 46 countries you can visit visa free.

Nigeria passport

Least powerful passports

107. Afghanistan

106. Iraq

105. Syria

104. Somalia

104. Pakistan

103. Yemen

Compiled by residence and citizenship planning company Henley & Partners, the  Henly Passport Index ranks all the world’s passports based on data from the International Air Transport Association (Iata) and the firm’s research department.


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