The Henley Passport Index recently released its list of most powerful passports for this year. It showed how far passports issued by Asia Pacific (APAC) countries have climbed, and how the power of the United States and the United Kingdom passport declined year-on-year.
The COVID-19 pandemic upended our lives including our travel plans. However, the massive vaccination programs worldwide to defeat the dreaded virus buoyed hopes of travel up to finally defeat the dreaded virus.
Japan passport tops the list of most powerful passports
The index showed that Japan topped the list of most powerful passports by offering visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 191 destinations around the world. This is the third time that the Asian economic giant held the top spot.
Another Asian country, Singapore, bagged the second spot with a score of 190.
Asians continue to dominate the list with South Korea placing third alongside Germany, both garnering a score of 189.
Italy, Finland, Spain, Luxembourg are ranked fourth (with a score of 188), while Denmark, Austria placed fifth with 187.