Visa plays a very important role if you are travelling overseas. If you want to go overseas for some work or for holiday than you have to have for that country. But if you have a powerful passport that means that country’s citizens have the potential to travel to most parts of the world. Than life becomes so easier for you. Let’s find out the visa power of these different countries.
The revelation was made by a passport ranking that was done on the Passport Index website, which found out that Singaporeans have the best passport in the world since they can travel to the highest number of countries (159) without a visa or a visa-on-arrival with it. Singapore Passport has now become the most powerful passport in the world, beating even the USA! The Singaporean passport got the crowning glory soon after Paraguay removed certain restrictions that were in place for it earlier. While the power of an American passport is said to have fallen, especially after President Trump took office, the 3.4 million passport holders of Singapore are in for some great time ahead.
Holding the second position in the rankings is the German passport, which gives the power of travelling to 158 countries visa-free. While Sweden and South Korea are tied in the third position, UK is tied in fourth place along with Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, Spain, Norway, and Japan.
The US passport has now slipped to sixth position in the rankings along with Canada, Ireland and Malaysia.
As of 1 January 2017, Australian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 170 countries and territories, ranking the Australian passport 7th in terms of travel freedom (tied with South Korean passport) according to the Henley visa restrictions index.