Someone rightly said, "If traveling was free, you wouldn't see me again." Well true that, but it isn't. Travelling is expensive, and you need a passport and visa to enter another country.
Traveling has always been symbiotic with freedom. And your freedom to travel (Visa-free access or visa on arrival) will germane to the power of your passport.
The German passport was considered as the most powerful for last five years but is now surpassed by Japan and Singapore.
In 2008, there were 24 countries in the top 10 position. In 2018, there are 28 countries in the top 10 of which 21 are from Europe. Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are the worst passports in the world having visa-free access to only 30 or fewer countries.
The ranking is based on how many countries a citizen can travel on a particular country/territory's passport.
Japan and Singapore have the most access in the world with 180 countries.
Germany falls short just one place with access to 179 country, losing its top position held for 5 years.
These 7 countries hold the 3rd position with equal number of access to 178 countries.
All these European Nations are at 4th place with access to a total of 177 countries. Varied topography with bigger cities weigh in Austria's favor.
These countries provide visa-free access to its passport holders to 176 countries. Canada is behind Denmark because the European Union allows more freedom of movement to the Danish.
They have access to 174 countries. Australian citizens have access to most of the America and Europe, and have indefinite stay in New Zealand.
They have access to 173 nations in 2018. The citizens of New Zealand can reside in Australia indefinitely.
The beautiful heaven on Earth have access to 172 nations. Although it has a small population of 334 thousand only.
The landlocked country has access to 171 countries. Its capital, Budapest, is bisected by the Danube River. Its cityscape is studded with architectural landmarks from Buda's medieval Castle Hill.
The last but not the least, Latvia is a country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia. Its landscape is adorned with wide beaches as well as dense, sprawling forests. It has visa-free access to 170 countries.