Singapore’s passport surpasses Germany for top spot in yet another ranking

Singapore’s passport surpasses Germany for top spot in yet another ranking

SG Gazette·2018-03-01 04:35

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Own a Singapore passport? You now have access to 180 destinations without visa - making your passport the most powerful in the world alongside Japan.

According to the latest Henley Passport Index on Wednesday (28 Feb), Singapore and Japan have knocked the German passport off the top spot.

The European country allows for visa-free visits to 179 countries, one less than the 180 held by Singapore and Japan.

In third place are France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and South Korea.

The rise in rankings came after Uzbekistan lifted visa requirements for citizens of both countries earlier this month.

This visa requirement lifting also applied to several other countries in Asia and the Middle East, including Turkey and Israel.

The United Kingdom has dropped from third to fourth place in the rankings, with its passport providing visa-free access to 177 countries.

The United States remains fifth, with 176 destinations.

On the bottom four ranks of the index are Pakistan, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, each with visa-free access to 30 or fewer destinations.

Singapore’s passport was also the most powerful in a separate ranking last year published by Arton Capital, with a score of 159. Germany was second, followed by joint-third place holders South Korea and Sweden.

(Image Credit/s: RedWire Times Singapore, The Local)

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