This index, it should be noted, is based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The ranking includes 199 passports and 227 different travel destinations, according to the information released.

It is an indica that is updated quarterly and is considered a "standard reference tool" for both citizens and countries, allowing for the assessment and the classification of a given passport.

According to data from the same consultancy, global travel is at around 75% compared to pre-pandemic levels.

The 10 most powerful passports in 2023 are:

  1. Japan (193 destinations)

  1. Singapore, South Korea (192 destinations)

  1. Germany, Spain (190 destinations)

  1. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg (189 destinations)

  1. Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden (188 destinations)

  1. France, Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom (187 destinations)

  1. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United States, Czech Republic (186 destinations)

  1. Australia, Canada, Greece, Malta (185 destinations)

  1. Hungary, Poland (184 destinations)

  1. Lithuania, Slovakia (183 destinations)

On the opposite side, the passports of Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria are among the least powerful, according to information released by the same consultant.