Italy has the third most powerful passport in the world, according to a new index which ranks the level of visa-free access passports provide to their holders.

Global citizenship firm Henley & Partners produces the Henley Passport Index each year using data from the International Air Transport Association.
The 2018 edition ranked Italy’s passport as the third best in the world as it provides visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 187 countries, more than that of international heavyweights like the UK, US and China.
Italy shared third place with Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, Sweden and South Korea. Singapore and Germany were second (providing access to 188 countries)…One European country that could see its position in the ranking weaken in the coming years is the UK, with Brexit making trips abroad more complicated.
Henley index surveys 199 passports and their access to 227 different destinations.