Japan and Singapore are at the top of the global ranking, enabling their passport holders to travel visa-free to 192 destinations worldwide, CNN reported.
Further down the top 10 list, South Korea is tied with Germany in second place, and Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain are all together in third place, according to the cnn.com website.
European Union countries dominated the top of the list as usual, CNN said, with France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria and Denmark tied in fourth place.
Ireland and Portugal are in fifth place, according to a report by London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners.
The firm's Henley Passport Index, based on exclusive data provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has been regularly monitoring the world's most travel-friendly passports since 2006, CNN reported.
The United States, Britain, Switzerland, Norway, Belgium and New Zealand are all tied at No. 6, followed by Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Greece and Malta at No. 7.
Eastern European countries make up the rest of the top 10.
Poland shares eighth place with Hungary, while Lithuania and Slovakia are tied at No. 9, followed by Estonia, Latvia and Slovenia all together in 10th position.
Afghanistan sits at the bottom of the index of 199 passports. Its citizens can access just 26 countries without requiring a visa in advance, CNN reported.
Source: PAP, cnn.com