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Japan And Singapore Hold The World's Most Powerful Passports In 2021

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Cheng Sim •  Jul 22, 2021

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It has been awhile since we last packed our bags and travelled the world. Does anyone remember the last time they used their passport? While we're reminiscing our favourite travel memories at home and flipping through our passport pages, guess which country hold the world's most powerful passports in 2021?

World's most powerful passports in 2021: Japan, Singapore, and South Korea top the list

Japan has the world's most powerful passports in 2021
The Henley Passport Index has released a list of world's most powerful passports in 2021. Japan holds the most powerful passport in the world. Complete with a visa-free access to 193 destinations, Japan has been wearing the crown since 2018 and it comes as no surprise! Other countries with the world's most powerful passports are Singapore, South Korea, Germany, and Italy. P.S. Inspired to plan a trip to Japan? Here are some useful tips you need to know before planning your future trip to Japan!

Top 10 world's most powerful passports in 2021

  1. Japan
  2. Singapore
  3. South Korea
  4. Germany
  5. Italy
  6. Finland
  7. Spain
  8. Luxemborg
  9. Denmark
  10. Austria
Singapore holds Southeast Asia's most powerful passport in 2021
Closer to home, Singapore holds the most powerful passport in Southeast Asia in 2021, followed by Malaysia, Brunei, Timor Leste and Thailand.

Top 10 Southeast Asia's most powerful passports in 2021

  1. Singapore (world ranking: 2)
  2. Malaysia (world ranking: 13)
  3. Brunei (world ranking: 21)
  4. Timor Leste (world ranking: 61)
  5. Thailand (world ranking: 71)
  6. Indonesia (world ranking: 77)
  7. The Philippines (world ranking: 82)
  8. Cambodia (world ranking: 94)
  9. Vietnam (world ranking: 94)
  10. Laos (world ranking: 97)
It's interesting to see where our country stands in the Henley Passport Index. It also inspires us to dream beyond our travel bucket list and see which countries we can visit visa-free for our future getaways. For the full global ranking, visit the Henley Passport Index to find out where your country ranks in the list of world's most powerful passports in 2021!