passportsThe Passport Index

If you have US citizenship, you have a great deal of traveling power: Americans can fly to 147 countries without ever showing a visa. It makes international travel both cheaper and easier than it is for citizens of many other countries, like those of South Sudan, who can only enter 28 countries without a visa.

The stark differences are revealed in the Passport Index, which ranks countries based on the number of nations where residents can go without purchasing a visa in advance or on arrival. Global financial advisory firm Arton Capital compiled government data from 193 countries and six territories to create the ranking.

Here are the 10 highest-ranking countries and the number of countries their citizens can visit without a visa.

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