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No more European countries. These are the most powerful passports in the world for 2022

No more European countries. These are the most powerful passports in the world

Japan, Singapore and South Korea currently have the most powerful passports as the world continues to recover from Covid-19, overturning the pre-pandemic rankings that were dominated by European countries.

A Japanese passport allows seamless entry to 193 countries worldwide, one more than Singaporean and South Korean passports, according to the latest Henley Passport Index by Henley & Partners, an immigration consultancy.

What about the last one on the list?

Russian documents are ranked 50th, with access to 119 countries. China ranked 69th with access to 80 countries, India's passport ranked 87th, and Afghanistan's passport was the least useful, accessing only 27 countries.

Germany is now behind South Korea. The UK is sixth with access to 187 countries, while the US is seventh with free access to 186.

The index, which uses 17 years of data, helps individuals and governments assess the value of citizenships around the world. However, with global travel yet to fully recover from Covid restrictions, the index only provides a snapshot of the best documents to have in your wallet, as the world has yet to emerge from the pandemic and after two years of lockdown flights are facing chaos.