Singapore and Japan are the top passport holders globally.
Singaporeans will be delighted to hear that they now hold one of the world’s most powerful passports along with Japan. This ranking is based on The Henley Passport Index, and includes 199 different passports and 227 travel destinations.
The passports are ranked using exclusive data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA). Equally, they are based on how many countries their holders can travel to without a visa prior to arrival. Wonderfully, passport holders in both Singapore and Japan can travel to 192 countries without a prior visa, hence why they tied for first place.
In second place, Germany and South Korea tied with access to 190 countries without a visa. Meanwhile, Spain, Italy, Finland and Luxembourg tied for third place, with access to 189 countries. According to the Index, Afghanistan ranks as the worst passport in the world, with access to just 26 countries.
Indeed, the pandemic came into play with ranking scores. Excitingly, over the weekend, the government announced, that vaccinated Singaporeans will be allowed to travel to nine countries, without quarantine upon return. These countries include the United States, Spain, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy and the Netherlands.