The countries that have the most powerful passports in the world

If you have citizenship in Denmark, you have a great deal of travelling power — Danes can fly to 157 countries without ever showing a visa. This makes international travel cheaper and easier than it is for citizens of many other countries, like those of Pakistan, who can enter just 25 countries without a visa.

These stark differences are revealed in the Passport Index, which ranks countries based on the number of nations where residents can go without purchasing a visa in advance or on arrival. The global financial advisory firm Arton Capital compiled government data from 193 countries and six territories to create the 2017 ranking.

The map below shows the power of every passport in the world, while the chart reveals the countries with the greatest travelling power on each continent.

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