The passport is an essential tool for all travel enthusiasts. Without it, it is impossible to cross any border outside the Schengen area. However, this paper does not have the same usefulness depending on the country from which it comes.

Indeed, we are talking here about the “power” of passports. This is equivalent to the number of borders it allows to cross without a visa. For example, a French citizen will be able to travel to a large number of countries with only his passport in his pocket. Conversely, a North Korean will find it much more difficult to travel without obtaining the necessary visas.

Every year, citizenship consultancy Henley

The ranking includes 199 different passports and compares them according to 227 travel destinations.

At the bottom of the ranking, we find the passports allowing access to the fewest countries in the world:

Unlike the end of the ranking, at its head are many Western or rich countries. Discover the top 10 most powerful passports in our slideshow.