LOOK: PH Holds the 80th Most Powerful Passport in the World for 2022

Pinoys can travel visa-free to 67 destinations.
by | July 22, 2022

On July 20, 2022, London-based research firm Henley & Partners released its Global Passport Ranking for Q3 2022, with the Philippines ranking 80th on The Henley Passport Index.

The Philippines also shares the 80th most powerful passport in the world with Cape Verde Islands and Uganda, giving these three countries visa-free access to 67 destinations.

Earlier this year, the Philippines ranked 77th on the list and 82nd place this time around last year.


Top 5 most powerful passports in 2022

European countries still dominate the top five list. As of July 2022, Japan holds the most powerful passport in the world, with access to 193 destinations. Two Asian countries follow as Singapore and South Korea share the 2nd spot with visa-free access to 192 destinations. Here’s the top 5 list:

  1. Japan (193 destinations)
  2. Singapore, South Korea (192 destinations)
  3. Germany, Spain (190 destinations)
  4. Finland, Italy, and Luxembourg (189 destinations)
  5. Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, and Sweden (188 destinations)


The least powerful passports to hold in 2022

According to the index, these destinations hold the least powerful passports:

  1. Yemen (34 destinations)
  2. Pakistan (109 destinations)
  3. Syria (30 destinations)
  4. Iraq (29 destinations)
  5. Afghanistan (27 destinations)


The Henley Passport Index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) and includes 199 different passports and 227 travel destinations. It is updated quarterly and considered the standard reference for sovereign states and global citizens when assessing passport ranks on the global mobility spectrum.


See the full Global Mobility Report 2022 Q3 here.


When she’s not writing, Ina’s busy curating playlists that will save her when words don’t work, reading, annoying her cat, or thinking of her next meal.


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