See the top 10 most Powerful Passports in Europe Right now

In this post, we’ll talk about the top 10 most Powerful Passports in Europe Right now. European passports have always been among the world’s leading passports, with access to most places on our planet.

Henley Passport Index, is an international source in passport index, with historical data spanning 15 years. The index and its contents are based on data provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) and other super accurate methodologies.

Before moving on with the top 10 most powerful passports in Europe, we encourage you to read our full guide about Visa-related questions if you are not completely familiar with terms such as Visa-free, visa on arrival, or Visa required.

Scandinavian passports especially Denmark, have been at the top of the most powerful passports in the world, but this fact changed recently, with Asian passports ranking higher and occupying the 1st to 3rd spot in the global passport ranking. However, European passports still fill up the rest of the top spots of 10 most powerful passports in the world, with Germany being number one.

Country nameEuropean RankingMobility score
Germany1189
Italy, Finland, Spain, Luxembourg2188
Denmark, Austria3187
Sweden, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Ireland4186
Switzerland, Norway, United Kingdom, Belgium5185
Greece, Malta,
Czech Republic
6184
Hungary7182
Slovakia, Lithuania, Poland8181
Slovenia, Latvia, Iceland9180
Estonia10179

Germany has the 1st most powerful passport in Europe

Visa requirements for German citizens

Germany has the most powerful passport in Europe and the 3rd most powerful passport in the world, alongside South Korea. From 2015 to 2018, Germany was the most powerful passport in the world, but it changed in 2019. German citizens have access to 189 countries in the world.

Italy, Finland, Spain, and Luxembourg have the 2nd most powerful passport in Europe

Visa requirements for Finnish citizens

ItalyFinlandSpain, and Luxembourg have the 2nd most powerful passport in Europe. These countries’ citizens enjoy having access to 188 countries in the world.

Italy, Finland, Spain, and Luxembourg’s passports are identical, so, we only displayed the Finnish passport mobility map.

Denmark and Austria have the 3rd most powerful passport in Europe

Visa requirements for Danish citizens

Denmark and Austria have the 3rd most powerful passport in Europe with access to 187 countries in the world.

Denmark used to be the best passport in the world, back in 2012.

Sweden, France, Portugal, Netherlands, and Ireland have the 4th most powerful passport in Europe

Visa requirements for Irish citizens

SwedenFrancePortugalNetherlands, and Ireland have the 4th most powerful passport in Europe.

These countries’ citizens have access to 186 countries worldwide.

Since they are identical, we only displayed the Irish passport mobility map.

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