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Which Country Has the Strongest Passport?

October 13, 2021 • 8:58 pm CDT
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With historical data spanning the past 16 years, the Henley Passport Index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Authority. The Index includes 199 different passports and 227 different travel destinations.

Updated quarterly, the Henley Passport Index is considered the standard reference tool for global citizens and sovereign states when assessing where a passport ranks on the worldwide mobility spectrum.

Released on October 5, 2021, the Q4 2021 Index ranks Japan, Singapore, Germany, and South Korea the highest.

Discover where your passport lies on the global mobility spectrum by comparing it with the other 198 passports and 226 destinations included on the Henley Passport Index.

The USA is ranked #7 for 2021.

On October 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of State issued a Passport Operations Update in Response to COVID-19. 

You can find Frequently Asked Questions about U.S. passport operations by expanding the gray boxes linked here.

Furthermore, the State Department publishes various Travel Advisories for most countries. Note that conditions can change rapidly in a country at any time. To receive updated Travel Advisories and Alerts, choose the method that works best for you at