Afghanistan remains weakest in this year’s Henley Passport Index

Afghanistan has once again been ranked the weakest passport in the world in the Henley Passport Index 2023. This is the 14th consecutive year that Afghanistan has come in at the bottom of the global authority’s passport rankings.

In the top spot this year is Singapore, which overtook Japan, who had been No. 1 in the world for five years.

The Henley Passport Index is the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) – the largest, most accurate travel information database.

According to the index, Singapore’s citizens are able to visit 193 destinations out of 227 around the world visa-free. This compared to Afghanistan, whose citizens can access only 27 destinations without a prior visa.

In its latest release, Henley & Partners stated that since 2006, the average number of destinations travelers can visit visa-free has almost doubled, from 58 to 109.