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Top 10 Most Powerful Passports In The World 2018

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Do you have one of the most powerful passports in the world? It is a new year and what better way to bring it in then by comparing the most powerful passports.

How does one have the most powerful passport? 

Well basically the more countries you can visit without the need for a visa then technically the more powerful it is. Because you have more freedom to travel the world than country X.

So the country with the most freedom technically has the most powerful passport. Of course, there is a bunch of other factors to consider but this is what you read in most blog posts about powerful passports.

This is how we will be breaking down the most powerful passports in this article.

The list below is the top 10 most powerful passports in the world for 2018.

Please note that some do overlap as many have the same travel freedom as others.

Where did I get the data from? It is from Global Passport Power Rank.

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So let’s find out the 10 most powerful passports in the world! 

most powerful passports in the world 2018

Where does your passport rank?


10th most powerful passport 2018

  • Estonia

Can access 152 countries without a visa

9th most powerful passport 2018

  • Latvia
  • Slovakia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Slovenia

Can access 153 countries without a visa

8th most powerful passport 2018

  • Iceland
  • Hungary

Can access 154 countries without a visa

7th most powerful passport 2018

  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand

Can access 155 countries without a visa

6th most powerful passport 2018

  • Malta
  • Czechia
  • Australia

Can access 156 countries without a visa

5th most powerful passport 2018

  • Greece

Can access 157 countries without a visa

4th most powerful passport 2018

  • Switzerland
  • Ireland(Yay)
  • United States of America
  • Canada

Can access 158 countries without a visa

3rd most powerful passport 2018

  • Luxemborg
  • Netherlands
  • Belguim
  • Austria
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom

Can access 159 countries with a visa

2nd most powerful passport 2018

  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Singapore

Can access 160 countries without a visa

1st most powerful passport 2018

  1. Germany – Can access 161 countries without a visa! Well done Germany.


So technically if those listed in the second position got access to even two more than Germany they would take the rank as the most powerful passports in 2018.

Where did your passport rank? Comment below


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