Japan, Singapore and South Korea are the three countries with the most powerful passports in the world by 2020.
Henley Passport Index has just announced the world passport ranking. Accordingly, Japan topped the list for three consecutive years when its citizens were exempted from visas or only had to apply for border visas in 191 countries and territories around the world (equivalent to 191 points).
Vietnamese passport ranked 88/107 with 54 points, the same rank was Cambodia, Madagascar, Mali and Niger. Meanwhile, Malaysia ranked 13th (178 points), Brunei 23rd (166 points), Thailand 65 (78 points), Indonesia 72 (71 points), Philippines 76 (67 points), Laos. at 92th place (50 points).
Japanese passport holds the most powerful position in the world for three consecutive years from 2018. Photo: istock.
Dr Christian Kaelin, president of Henley and Partners, said the high ranking of passports of Asian countries shows the benefits of open-door policies and the potential of bilateral trade agreements.
“Over the past few years, we have seen the world adapt to the increasing travel needs of citizens between countries, an inevitable trend of global life. The latest rankings show countries. Catching this thriving trend, their citizens enjoy a range of benefits from an increasingly strong passport, “said Mr. Kaelin.
The Henley Passport Index is the most recognized and appreciated for using data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and provides an easy guide for travelers where they can go. No visa application is required.