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Are you lucky enough to have the world’s most powerful passport?

22 9 50

JAPAN goes into the new year holding the number one spot with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 190, making it the most powerful passport in the world once again.

Singapore and South Korea share a joint second place on the Henley Passport Index, with citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 189 destinations around the globe.

Germany and France, on the other hand, remain in third place going into 2019, with citizens able to access 188 countries and territories.

The US and the UK continue to drop down the Henley Passport Index — which is based on authoritative data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) — and now sit in joint sixth place, with access to 185 destinations. This is a significant fall from the first place position that these countries held in 2015.

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Denmark, Finland, Italy, and Sweden now hold a joint fourth place, while Spain and Luxembourg are in fifth.

As they have done for much of the index’s 14-year history, Iraq and Afghanistan remain at the bottom of the ranking, with access to just 30 visa-free destinations.

According to Henley & Partners........

© Asian Correspondent