Afghan Passport Ranked the World’s Least Powerful

The new ranking of the Henley Passport Index shows that the Afghan passport is still the world’s least powerful passport.

The Henley Passport Index, which measures the world’s most travel-friendly passports from time to time based on data received from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA), has released its report for 2022.

Japan has the world’s most powerful passport as its citizens can travel to 191 countries around the world visa-free or visa on arrival.

According to the report, Singaporean passports with free-visa access to 190 territories remained in second place, South Korea, Germany and Spain with access to 189 destinations also remained in third place.

Meanwhile, Afghan citizens have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 27 countries only, ranking 112th place or the world’s least powerful passport after Pakistan, Syria and Iraq.

Last year, the passports of Iran and Afghanistan had the lowest rank based on the validation of the Henley Passport Index.