Swee oh~ For the second year in a row, our Singapore passport has been ranked as the second most powerful passport in the world, allowing Singapore citizens to enter 192 destinations without a visa.
Ranking at number 1 for five consecutive years as the most powerful passport is Japan, which allows passport holders access to 193 destinations out of 227 around the world visa-free.
This is according to the latest global index report published by Henley & Partners on 10 January 2023.
The Henley Passport Index ranks the world’s passports according to the number of destinations holders can travel to without a visa, and it uses data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA). It is updated every quarter.
According to the latest ranking, Singapore’s passport is tied for second place with South Korea.
For the past few years, our Singapore passport has been at the top of the rankings. It ranked second in 2018, 2020, and 2022, and was tied in first place with Japan in 2019 and 2021.
Germany and Spain, both ranked in third place, have access to 190 countries and regions without a visa. Finland, Italy, and Luxembourg on the other hand, were tied for fourth place with visa-free access to 189 destinations worldwide.
According to the index, Afghanistan has the least powerful passport in the world, with access to just 27 destinations worldwide. In the release, Henley & Partners said that
The Malaysian passport is ranked 14th, dropping one spot from its 13th position in 2022.