The Croatian passport is among the top 20 in the latest Henley Passport Index global power ranking which has just been released for July.
The Henley Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.
According to the latest ranking, Japan has overtaken Singapore and has the most powerful passport in the world.
A Japanese passport provides visa-free access to 193 countries around the world, one more than Singapore and South Korea.
Next is Germany and Spain, with hassle-free access to 190 countries, followed by Finland, Italy and Luxembourg with visa-free entry to 189 countries.
They are followed by Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden, which are tied for fifth place, while France, Ireland, Portugal and Great Britain are in sixth place. New Zealand and the USA are in seventh place, along with Belgium, Norway and Switzerland.
Croatia is in 17th place with Bulgaria. Croats can visit 173 countries without first having to apply for a visa.
The top 10 most powerful passports in July 2022:
1. Japan (193 countries)
2. Singapore, South Korea (192)
3. Germany, Spain (190)
4. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg (189)
5. Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden (188)
6. France, Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom (187)
7. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, USA (186)
8. Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta (185)
9. Hungary (183)
10. Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia (182)
17. Croatia (173)
The weakest passports in July 2022:
105. North Korea (40 countries)
106. Nepal, Palestine (38)
107. Somalia (35)
108. Yemen (34)
109. Pakistan (32)
110. Syria (30)
111. Iraq (29)
112. Afghanistan (27)