by Matt Alderton | March 11, 2018
If you're a frequent traveler, you know that there are many things that can make a trip go more smoothly, from good weather to a well-designed airport.
Something even more fundamental, however, is a strong passport, according to offshore consulting firm Nomad Capitalist, which recently scored 199 different passports based on five factors: how many countries they can travel to without a visa, tax freedoms, the world's perception of the country and its citizens, the ability to maintain other citizenships, and the ability of its citizens to live freely. The best ranked:

10. New Zealand (Tied)

10. Germany (Tied)

5. Denmark (Tied)

5. Finland (Tied)

5. Spain (Tied)

5. Italy (Tied)

5. Sweden (Tied)

4. Portugal

2. Switzerland (Tied)

2. Ireland (Tied)

1. Luxembourg

Source: Nomad Capitalist