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Canada ranked 7th in most powerful passports of the world

Canada passport holders can enter a total of 185 destinations, either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. According to the Henley Passport Index 2022, Canada is currently the seventh-ranked most powerful passport in the world. Let’s explore this ranking!

The Henley Passport Index is one the most authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports. The firm has been regularly monitoring the world’s most travel-friendly passports since 2006. Moreover, its index is based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It includes 199 passports and 227 travel destinations.

The 2022 index doesn’t take temporary restrictions into account. This means that the ranking of a passport is based on the total number of destinations that the holder can access visa-free.

The most powerful passports in the world

Rank Passport Visa-free score
1 Japan, Singapore 192
2 Germany, South Korea 190
3 Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain 189
4 Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden 188
5 Ireland, Portugal 187
6 Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States 186
7 Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta 185
8 Hungary, Poland 183
9 Lithuania, Slovakia 182
10 Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia 181

Canada’s Historial Ranking

Canada: free access destinations

OCEANIA American Samoa **, Australia **, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands*, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand **, NiueNorthern Mariana Islands, Palau Islands *, Papua New Guinea *, Samoa *, Solomon Islands *, Tonga *, Tuvalu *, Vanuatu.


Armenia *, Bahrain *, Iraq, Israel, Jordan *, Kuwait *, Lebanon *, Oman, Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Saudi Arabia *, United Arab Emirate…


Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City.


Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French West Indies, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, US Virgin Islands.
ASIA  Bangladesh *, Brunei, Cambodia *, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos *, Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Maldives *, Mongolia, Nepal *, Pakistan **, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka **, Taiwan, Tajikistan *, Thailand, Timor-Leste *, Uzbekistan.
AMERICAS Argentina, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay *, Peru, United States, Uruguay.
AFRICA Botswana, Burkina Faso *, Cape Verde Islands *, Comores Islands *, Egypt *, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia *, Gabon *, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau *, Lesotho, Madagascar *, Malawi *, Mauritania *, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique *, Namibia, Reunion, Rwanda *, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles *, Sierra Leone *, Somalia *, South Africa, St. Helena *, Tanzania *, Togo *, Tunisia, Uganda *, Zambia *, Zimbabwe *
Note: *visa on arrival, **eTA.  Source: Henley Global

How to get a Canadian passport?

Generally speaking, you only qualify for a passport if you are a Canadian Citizen. However, convention refugees and protected persons in Canada may be eligible for a Travel Document. You can read more about this in the following article:

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