Are you interested in seeing the world? Where you can go without extensive paperwork depends on your passport.

According to a report from Henley & Partners, a global citizenship and residence advisory firm, six countries are tied for the world’s most powerful passport.

Those countries include:

  1. Japan.
  2. Singapore.
  3. France.
  4. Germany.
  5. Italy.
  6. Spain.

Citizens of the six countries can visit 194 out of 227 countries across the world without needing a visa or having access to visa-on-demand, according to the Henley Passport Index.

The entrance to the world cultural heritage Itsukushima Shinto shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima, western Japan, on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. The Henley & Partners released a report that Japan had the most powerful passport for the fifth year in a row. | Hiroshima Tourism Association via Associated Press

According to CNN, “Japan and Singapore have dominated the No. 1 spot for the past five years,” and the new list marks the “triumphant rise for Europe” with France, Germany, Italy and Spain joining the No. 1 spot.

The United Arab Emirates has seen the largest growth in passport power “jumping to 11th place and offering access to 183 destinations without a visa” — which is “almost twice as any as 10 years ago,” Time Magazine reported.

How rankings are determined: The Henley Passport Index “is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association — the largest, most accurate travel information database,” according to its website.

It’s continually updated throughout the year as things change between countries.

Here’s the top 10 most powerful passports in 2024

  1. France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain — 194 destinations.
  2. Finland, South Korea, Sweden — 193 destinations.
  3. Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands — 192 destinations.
  4. Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom — 191 destinations.
  5. Greece, Malta, Switzerland — 190 destinations.
  6. Australia, Czechia, New Zealand, Poland — 189 destinations.
  7. Canada, Hungary, United States — 188 destinations.
  8. Estonia, Lithuania — 187 destinations.
  9. Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia — 186 destinations.
  10. Iceland — 185 destinations.

Here’s the top 10 most powerful passports in 2023

  1. Japan, Singapore — 193 destinations.
  2. South Korea — 192 destinations.
  3. Germany, Spain — 190 destinations.
  4. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg — 189 destinations.
  5. Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden — 188 destinations.
  6. France, Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom — 187 destinations.
  7. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United States, Czech Republic — 186 destinations.
  8. Australia, Canada, Greece, Malta — 185 destinations.
  9. Hungary, Poland — 184 destinations.
  10. Lithuania, Slovakia — 183 destinations.