The list has been published annually since 2006 by the London-based Henley & Partners consulting company and the International Air Transport Association. In 2015, German passports were at the top of the list with visa-free accessibility to 177 out of 218 countries. Citizens from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia and Syria had the least-valuable passports on the list.
Here are some of the most valuable passports and the number of countries to which the owner has visa-free access:
1. Germany - 177
2. Sweden - 176
3. Finland, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom - 175
4. Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, the United States - 174
5. Austria, Japan, Singapore - 173
6. Canada, Ireland, the Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland - 172
7. Greece, New Zealand - 171
8. Australia - 169
9. Malta - 168
10. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland - 167
11. Slovakia - 165
12. Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Slovenia - 164
13. Latvia - 163
14. Estonia, Lithuania – 162
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