PHOTO: Visa-free travel is more accessible for those in some countries.(Photo via Flickr.com/rbowen)
The Passport Index is constantly updating its list of passports and where they can take you. So how powerful is yours? Huffington Post reports that Germany is, right now, the best passport to hold if you want to travel the world, letting you visit 158 countries without applying for a visa.
“The index ranks “passport power” by how many countries its holder can visit without a visa, creating a striking picture of how power is distributed worldwide,” writes Suzy Strutner.
Afghanistan passports currently have the least amount of power, allowing visa-free travel to just 23 countries.
The U.S. isn’t too far behind Germany. An American passport allows you to travel to 156 countries. But that could change.
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“The United States’ rank may drop dramatically soon, if European Union lawmakers make good on their proposition to deny visa-free access to American visitors by this summer,” notes Strutner.
For more on the power of your passport, or to find out where you rank on the list, read on here.