The Passport Index, created by Arton Capital, has released a list of which passports are the most powerful in 2021.
According to Arton Capital, a passport is ranked as more or less powerful based on the freedom it grants its holders to travel and move around the world, called its “global mobility.”
The world map above shows geographically where the more powerful passports are located in 2021.
European passports remain the most powerful in the world, with Germany taking first place. Second place is shared between Sweden, Finland, and Spain.
Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, and New Zealand are tied for third place.
Afghanistan and Iraq are tied for the last place, with visa-free scores of four and three, respectively.
According to Passport Index, this is based on the number of countries that grant visa-free access to each passport holder. The average mobility score globally is 77.
In 2021, Australia ranks 9th with a score of 127, with 84 visa-free countries and 43 offering visa on arrival.