Land of the free, home of the brave, the US has long been regarded as one of the most powerful countries in the world. Our nation is now getting some extra recognition for its passports and also being a great place for travelers.
According to a new ranking published by The Passport Index, the US has a pretty impressive mobility rating and is among the countries with the most powerful Identification in the world for 2022.
With a current score of 173, Americans were given a passport power ranking of 3rd in the world, along with the UK, New Zealand, Ireland, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and Portugal.
Though it was the United Arab Emirates that placed first in the world, the US was given a higher ranking than last year. The score rose from 149 to 173 and the US is one of the few countries that can travel visa-free to over 110 destinations, and only need to prove where they’re from upon arrival in 55 countries!
With only 25 destinations that ask for papers beyond a passport – Americans are free to visit 87% of the world, as long as they possess a valid blue booklet.
“The Passport Index has published its latest update today, showing that global mobility is rising, despite the eruption of conflict in Europe and growing tensions over borders,” they wrote in a press release.
“Though the world continues to feel the aftershocks of the pandemic, surprisingly, traveling has never been easier, with steady growth in passport power, a trend that is predicted to continue into 2023.”
Here are the 10 countries with the most powerful passports in the world:
- United Arab Emirates (180)
- Germany (173)
- Sweden (173)
- Finland (173)
- Luxembourg (173)
- Spain (173)
- France (173)
- Italy (173)
- Netherlands (173)
- Austria (173)
You can check out the full Passport Index on their website.