What are the most powerful passports in the world in 2022?

A first report on 2022 passports is released by Henley & Partners London-based global citizenship and residency consulting company. This ensures that the gap between the north and the south of the world is widening when it comes to travel freedoms.

The list provided this Tuesday, January 11, indicates which are the most and least favorable passports for traveling in 2022. The data shown was provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) entity that monitors these documents since 2006.

To elaborate this relationship, the restrictions that each country has taken regarding the pandemic of the COVID-19 so it is a point that should be set aside.

The countries topping the list are Japan and Singapore nations with the most powerful passports in the world, since their citizens can visit up to 192 countries without requiring a visa.

In second place in the ranking are South Korea and Germany because their residents can travel without a visa to 190 countries around the globe.

Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain are ranked third with a viable passport in 189 countries. Also, Austria, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and Sweden are in fourth place, since their passports allow entry to 188 countries.

For their part, in fifth place are Ireland and Portugal, where their passports provide facilities to enter 187 countries in the world. Finally, in sixth place are Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States with visa-free entry to 186 nations.

As for the Latin American countries, it is Chile that remains at the head of the region with access to 174 destinations. Argentina is followed in 19th place without a visa to go to 170 nations, Brazil is in 20th place (169 countries) and Mexico is in 25th place (159).

Peru is in 36th place with visa-free entry to 135 countries.

In reference to the last five positions in the IATA registry, there are Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, which allow entry to only 33, 31, 29, 28 and 26 countries, respectively.