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This website reveals the most powerful passports in the world

The US and UK are the most widely accepted in the world with 147 nations opening their doors to travelers visa-free

Alex Lockie
Friday 05 February 2016 14:57 GMT
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Arton Capital's ‘Passport Index’ is an interactive website which “collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world."

Using data from the International Air Transportation Agency (IATA) as well as individual travelers, the site's creators crunched the numbers and determined a passports' Visa Free Score, or the number of countries that allow its holder to enter without a visa or obtain one upon arriving. The higher the Visa Free Score, the higher the "Passport Power Rank."

Unsurprisingly, the US and UK are the most widely accepted in the world with 147 nations opening their doors to travelers visa-free. Tied for second place are France, Germany, and South Korea, with 145 countries. Nations in conflict like the Palestinian Territories and South Sudan bring up the rear.

The site also features a map where users can click on a country to see the corresponding passport. If power rankings aren't your thing, you can sort the passports by color.

As part of an ongoing, interactive project, users are also invited to contribute pictures of their passports to make a more complete database.

Check out the range of passport colors from all over the world below.

(h/t Design Taxi)

Arton Capital's ‘Passport Index' (Arton Capital's ‘Passport Index')
Arton Capital's ‘Passport Index' (Arton Capital's ‘Passport Index')
Arton Capital's ‘Passport Index' (Arton Capital's ‘Passport Index')
Arton Capital's ‘Passport Index' (Arton Capital's ‘Passport Index')

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