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The Best Passport for Travelers in 2023

03 13, 2023

Japan kicks off 2023 by beating the rest of the world for the best passport for travelers. Japanese passports allow visa-free entry to 193 global destinations, as per the latest Henley Passport Index. Currently, there are 24 million valid Japanese passports in circulation – 20% of the population following the restriction of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

South Korea and Singapore followed the top spot, followed by Germany and Spain, and the other European countries. 

This data was released by Henley & Partners, a London-based immigration consultancy firm that uses data from the International Air Transport Association. They base the rankings on the 199 passports’ access to 227 travel destinations. 



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