Japan possesses the world’s most powerful passport - offering hassle-free admission to 193 nations.

The index is an annual power rating of passports calculated by the number of places a passport bearer may access without a visa and is based on data given by the International Air Transport Authority. It features 199 different passports and 227 distinct travel places. The ratings are based on how many locations passport holders may visit to without a visa.

Japan for the fifth year straight stays atop the list, as Japanese passport-holders may travel 193 places without a visa, two more destinations than last year’s report.

Singapore and South Korea tied for second position, each having access to 192 nations. Close behind them are Germany and Spain, giving access to 190 nations.

Passports from 20 other nations allow greater access than the US - four more countries than last year. The US kept its seventh-place standing together with Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, and Switzerland.

On the other hand, the Pakistani passport remains to be the fourth-worst in the world, without altering its rank from a year ago and granting entry to just 32 places.

In the recently published rating, Pakistan is placed just higher than conflict-ravaged Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, which holds the worst slot.