Once again, Japan has topped the Henley Passport Index, an annual study that tracks the strength of a nation’s passport based on the number of destinations their holders can enter without obtaining a visa prior to arrival.
Japan passport holders can enter 191 destinations worldwide, visa-free.
Coming in second is Singapore with visa-free access to 190 destinations, followed by South Korea and Germany, which are both tied for third with access to 189 countries.
Italy, Finland, Spain, and Luxembourg are tied for fourth with access to 188 destinations, according to the index.
With access to 185 destinations, The United States and United Kingdom share the 7th spot on the list with four other countries. Henley noted challenges and travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 virus as they continue to decline in the rankings.
“Due to pandemic-related travel constraints, travelers from both the UK and the US currently face major restrictions from over 105 countries, with US passport holders able to travel to fewer than 75 destinations, while UK passport holders currently have access to fewer than 70.”