Singapore again most powerful passport in Asia

A new year has come, and we already got a new “most powerful passport” ranking. In the new 2018 list released in January 9 by citizenship advisory firm Hensley &Partners, Singapore’s passport ranks best in Asia in terms of how many countries Singaporeans are able to visit without a visa (176), and second globally behind Germany (177 countries). Both ranks are unchanged from the 2017 list, but Singapore was up from 173 and Germany up from 176.

Third place on the list is shared among Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the UK. Passport holders from these countries enjoy visa-free travel to 175 countries.

Ranking jointly fourth on the index are Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Spain, which have visa-free access to 174 countries. The US and South Korea came after that with their passports allowing visa-free travel to 173 countries

Within Southeast Asia, thing have remained relatively stable, Hensley &Partners says. Malaysia keeps ranks second in the region, and 12th on the global scale as their passport holders can travel without visas to 166 countries. Brunei is the third most powerful passport in Southeast Asia, grating its citizens visa-free access to 153 countries.

Passport holders of other Southeast Asian countries have more troubles to travel around the world. A Thai passport only allows visa-free access to 73 countries. Indonesia moved up its global ranking after signing visa-free agreements with countries like Qatar in 2017. Indonesians can now visit 63 countries without a pre-arranged visa, on par with the Philippines.

The least powerful passport in the region are issued  by Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Southeast Asian passports

Country/Visa-free access to x other countries

Singapore/176
Malaysia/166
Brunei/153
Thailand/73
Indonesia/63
Philippines/63
Cambodia/49
Laos/47
Vietnam/47
Myanmar/42

 

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A new year has come, and we already got a new “most powerful passport” ranking. In the new 2018 list released in January 9 by citizenship advisory firm Hensley &Partners, Singapore’s passport ranks best in Asia in terms of how many countries Singaporeans are able to visit without a visa (176), and second globally behind Germany (177 countries). Both ranks are unchanged from the 2017 list, but Singapore was up from 173 and Germany up from 176.

A new year has come, and we already got a new “most powerful passport” ranking. In the new 2018 list released in January 9 by citizenship advisory firm Hensley &Partners, Singapore’s passport ranks best in Asia in terms of how many countries Singaporeans are able to visit without a visa (176), and second globally behind Germany (177 countries). Both ranks are unchanged from the 2017 list, but Singapore was up from 173 and Germany up from 176.

Third place on the list is shared among Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the UK. Passport holders from these countries enjoy visa-free travel to 175 countries.

Ranking jointly fourth on the index are Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Spain, which have visa-free access to 174 countries. The US and South Korea came after that with their passports allowing visa-free travel to 173 countries

Within Southeast Asia, thing have remained relatively stable, Hensley &Partners says. Malaysia keeps ranks second in the region, and 12th on the global scale as their passport holders can travel without visas to 166 countries. Brunei is the third most powerful passport in Southeast Asia, grating its citizens visa-free access to 153 countries.

Passport holders of other Southeast Asian countries have more troubles to travel around the world. A Thai passport only allows visa-free access to 73 countries. Indonesia moved up its global ranking after signing visa-free agreements with countries like Qatar in 2017. Indonesians can now visit 63 countries without a pre-arranged visa, on par with the Philippines.

The least powerful passport in the region are issued  by Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Southeast Asian passports

Country/Visa-free access to x other countries

Singapore/176
Malaysia/166
Brunei/153
Thailand/73
Indonesia/63
Philippines/63
Cambodia/49
Laos/47
Vietnam/47
Myanmar/42

 

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