In the World’s Most Powerful passports 2018, according to the research, surprisingly, American and Canadian passports are the 5th most powerful passports as they only give you access to 158 Countries without needing a visa.
The world’s most expensive passports are once again Saudi Arabia’s to claim. Saudi Arabia has topped the list of the most costly passports for the fourth year. Obtaining a passport from Saudi Arabia currently stands at USD 8,000.
However, with increased demand and new features being added to the passport, the price is expected to rise even further in the near future. Other countries that make an appearance on this year’s list include Qatar (+$4,500), Oman (+$3,000), and Barbados (+$2,000).
Twenty-one countries can be found within the top fifty most expensive passports. While some of these countries may seem surprising (Oman!), others are no doubt more familiar (Saudi Arabia!).
The Worlds Most Expensive Passports 2018
Polish citizens with valid passports can travel to 153 countries without a visa.
Hungarian citizens with valid passports can travel to 154 countries without a visa.
8. New Zealand
New Zealand can travel to 155 countries without a visa with a valid passport.
Australian citizens with valid passports can travel to 156 countries without worrying about visas.
Greece citizens with a passport can travel to 157 countries without needing a visa.
5. the USA and Canada
An American and Canadian Citizen with a valid passport can travel to 158 countries without a visa.
4. the United Kingdom
A British citizen with a valid passport can travel to 159 countries without requiring a visa.
France citizens can travel to 160 countries without needing a visa.
2. Germany and Japan
German and Japanese citizens with valid passports can travel to 161 countries without a visa.
1. Singapore and South Korea
Singapore and South Korean citizens with valid passports can travel to 162 countries without requiring a visa.
A separate ranking called Passport Index is published by the global financial advisory company Arton Capital and is updated in real-time. Last October, Passport Index briefly put Singapore at the top of the world’s power passports.
According to its count, updated after Paraguay relaxed its visa requirements for Singapore, its citizens could access 159 countries with no application, meaning no visa would be required, or a visa could be obtained upon arrival.