New Ranking of the World's Most Powerful Passports in May 2024

By Ivan PetrenkoMay 19, 2024 14:30 PMNews
Red european passport
Red european passport. Source: jackmac34, Pixabay

According to the latest update from the VisaGuide Passport Index, The Singaporean passport has been ranked the most powerful in the world as of May 2024 This ranking allows Singaporean citizens to travel to numerous countries without needing a visa.

Singaporeans can now travel visa-free to 159 countries. Additionally, they require an electronic travel authorization for nine countries, a visa on arrival for 27 countries, and an electronic visa for 12 countries.

Despite its strength, there are 19 countries where Singaporeans still need a traditional visa. These include Afghanistan, Algeria, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, the Falkland Islands, Iraq, Liberia, Mali, Nauru, Niger, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Yemen.

The Singaporean passport has consistently been among the top three most powerful globally, with its rank fluctuating due to changes in international visa policies. Recent shifts in countries like China opening borders to boost post-pandemic tourism have also influenced these rankings.

Nine EU passports are among the world’s top 10 in May 2024. The Italian passport ranks second, followed by the Spanish passport in third. Italians can travel visa-free to 107 countries and without a passport to 44 countries. Similarly, Spaniards enjoy visa-free access to 106 countries and passport-free travel to 43.

According to Besart Bajrami, founder of VisaGuide.World, European passports have proven their exceptional value for travelers. He emphasizes the privilege of holding an EU passport, noting its unmatched benefits in global travel.

The list of world’s top ten best passports
The list of world’s top ten best passports. Source:

Japan’s passport, once a top contender, now ranks 14th globally and second in Asia. Japanese citizens can travel visa-free to 143 countries, with electronic authorization for 10, visa on arrival for 36, and electronic visas for 18 countries. However, they still need a traditional visa for countries like Afghanistan, Algeria, the Central African Republic, Chad, China, the Republic of the Congo, and others.

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