Henley & Partners, a citizenship and residence planning firm, has released the 2016 visa restriction index to determine the most powerful passports in the world. The report ranks countries according to the number of countries their citizens can access visa-free.

Powerful Passports

Here is a look at the countries that made it to the top 50 in descending order.

Most Powerful Passports

The report ranks top 50 most powerful passports according to the number of countries their citizens can access visa-free.

  1. Colombia - Access to 103 countries
  2. Palau - Access to 104 countries
  3. Russian Federation - Access to 105 countries
  4. Montenegro - Access to 107 countries
  5. Nicaragua, Tonga, Vanuatu - Access to 110 countries
  6. Macedonia (FYROM) - Access to 111 countries
  7. Samoa - Access to 112 countries
  8. El Salvador, Serbia - Access to 115 countries
  9. Guatemala - Access to 116 countries
  10. Dominica, Honduras - Access to 119 countries
  11. Macao (SAR China) - Access to 120 countries
  12. Grenada - Access to 121 countries
  13. United Arab Emirates - Access to 122 countries
  14. Paraguay, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Access to 125 countries
  15. Panama - Access to 127 countries
  16. Mauritius - Access to 128 countries
  17. Trinidad and Tobago - Access to 130 countries
  18. Costa Rica - Access to 131 countries
  19. St. Kitts and Nevis, Venezuela - Access to 132 countries
  20. Seychelles - Access to 133 countries
  21. Antigua and Barbuda, Vatican City - Access to 134 countries
  22. Uruguay, Taiwan - Access to 137 countries
  23. Mexico - Access to 139 countries
  24. Bahamas - Access to 140 countries
  25. Barbados - Access to 141 countries
  26. Israel - Access to 147 countries
  27. Croatia - Access to 149 countries
  28. Brunei Darussalam - Access to 151 countries
  29. Andorra, Argentina - Access to 152 countries
  30. Brazil, Bulgaria, Romania - Access to 153 countries
  31. Hong Kong (SAR China) - Access to 154 countries
  32. Chile - Access to 155 countries
  33. San Marino - Access to 156 countries
  34. Cyprus - Access to 159 countries
  35. Monaco - Access to 160 countries
  36. Poland - Access to 161 countries
  37. Estonia, Lithuania - Access to 162 countries
  38. Latvia - Access to 163 countries
  39. Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Slovenia - Access to 164 countries
  40. Slovakia - Access to 165 countries
  41. Hungary, Czech Republic, Iceland - Access to 167 countries
  42. Malta - Access to 168 countries
  43. Australia - Access to 169 countries
  44. Greece, New Zealand - Access to 171 countries
  45. Canada, Ireland, South Korea, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland - Access to 172 countries
  46. Austria, Japan, Singapore - Access to 173 countries
  47. Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, USA - Access to 174 countries
  48. Finland, France, Italy, Spain, UK - Access to 175 countries
  49. Sweden - Access to 176 countries
  50. Germany - Access to 177 countries
Click here to see the actual visa index report.