Henley Passport Index 2023: Japan retains its top position.

  • In January 2023, Japan has retained its position as the most favorable passport in the world, according to the latest Henley Passport Index, which allows visa-free entry to 193 global destinations.
  • Japan is at the top for the fifth year in a row. Singapore and South Korea are joint second in the ranking, followed by Germany and Spain and then several other European countries.
  • The US was among the top 22 with visa-free access to 186 destinations, matched by the likes of Switzerland, New Zealand and Norway.
  • There has been a two-digit improvement in India’s position as compared to last year. India is ranked 85th in the ranking. An Indian passport holder can travel without a visa to 59 countries, although in 2022 the number was 60.
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