Visa free entry to 159 countries for Singapore nationals

-A Monitor Report 1 Nov, 2017  |    -      +
Singapore : nationals with their passport can enter 159 countries visa-free.

As a citizen of they enjoy the most freedom in the world, when it comes to travel. Citizen of Germany may visit 158 countries visa-free.

Having a passport from Sweden or South Korea gets you into 157 countries. Number 6 are US or Canadian passport, which have open borders to 154 countries, same number Malaysia and Ireland.

Here is the score. With a passport from Singapore, you can enter 159 countries visa-free: 159 - Singapore; 158 - Germany; 157 - Sweden, South Korea; 156 - Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, Spain, Norway, Japan, United Kingdom; 155 - Luxemburg, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Portugal; 154-Malaysia, Ireland, Canada, United States of America; 153 - Austria, Greece, New Zealand; 152 - Malta, Czech Republic, Iceland; 150 - Hungary; and 149 - Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia.

Paraguay removed visa requirements for Singapo-reans, propelling Singapore's passport to the top of Passport Index' most powerful ranking with a visa-free score of 159.

Historically, the Top 10 most powerful passports in the world were mostly European, with Germany having the lead for the past two years. Since early 2017, the number one position was shared with Singapore, which was steadily going up. Other Asian passports in the Top 20 include those of South Korea, Japan and Malaysia.

According to Philippe May, Managing Director, Arton Capital's office, "For the first time ever an Asian country has the most powerful passport in the world." "It is a testament of Singapore's inclusive diplomatic relations and effective foreign policy," shared May.

While quietly climbed the ranks, the US passport has fallen down since Trump took office. Most recently Turkey and the Central African Republic revoked their visa-free status to US passport holders.

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