Once upon a time when you'd think of a powerful passport, you might think of either a European or American one.
It's actually two Asian countries who hold the most powerful passports now, according to a real-time ranking compiled by citizenship-planning firm Henley & Partners released on February 28th.
Before now, Germany has been ranked five years in a row as having the world's most powerful passport.
However, it has now fallen behind Japan and Singapore.
According to Henley & Partners, citizens of Japan and Singapore now have easy access to a whopping 180 countries, compared to Germany's 179.
This is thanks in part to newly relaxed visa requirements in Uzbekistan which gives citizens of seven countries visa-free travel for 30 days, it's now easier for citizens of Japan and Singapore to travel there.
Henley & Partners calculated the 'power' of passports based off the passport's ability to travel visa-free to other foreign countries.
You can view their list of the 10 most powerful passports here:
|Rank||Passport||Number of countries accessible|
|3||Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, South Korea||178|
|4||Norway, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal||177|
|5||Switzerland, Ireland, US, Canada||176|
|6||Belgium, Australia, Greece||174|
|7||New Zealand, Czech Republic, Malta||173|