The annual travel ranking by Passportindex.org puts Germany at the top of the international ranking, measured in terms of how many countries allow travellers to visit without the need for a prearranged visa.
Behind German passports, which allow a total of 158 countries to be visited without a visa on departure, are Swedish and Singaporean passports. The other top ten are Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, Norway, and in tenth place, the UK.
Out of a total of 199 countries, Afghanistan has the least popular passport, followed by other trouble spots: Pakistan, Iraq and Syria. The USA is in 11th place and Monaco ranks 41, allowing no advance visa travel to 143 countries, behind a slew of eastern and central European nations.