The Asian country has held the top spot on the Henley Passport Index for the third year running, with residents having access to 191 destinations without a visa.
In second place, with 190 destinations, is Singapore, whilst Germany and South Korea tie on third place with 189 destinations accessed visa-free for its residents.
Italy and Finland are at joint fourth place with 188 destinations accessible without a visa, whilst the United Kingdom and United States moved down by sixth place to eighth place.
Dr. Christian H. Kaelin, Chairman of Henley & Partners and the inventor of the passport index concept, said: "Asian countries' dominance of the top spots is a clear argument for the benefits of open-door policies and the introduction of mutually beneficial trade agreements. Over the past few years, we have seen the world adapt to mobility as a permanent condition of global life. The latest rankings show that the countries that embrace this reality are thriving, with their citizens enjoying ever increasing passport power and the array of benefits that come with it."
Afghanistan sits at the bottom of the index, with just 26 destinations available for residents to access without a visa.