The 13 countries with the most powerful passports

If you have citizenship in Sweden, you have a great deal of travelling power — Swedes can fly to 158 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 Afghanistan, who can only enter 24 countries without a visa.

Travel red tape: Passport expiry dates and visa pages

Travel is tough enough without travel firms making it trickier. Yet the UK's two biggest tour operators, plus a top long-haul company, have been causing needless stress and distress for their customers by making absurd demands on red-tape issues such as passport expiry dates.

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