Singapore Passport Is Once Again The World's Most Powerful

That's right, Singapore is back on top.

According to residence and citizenship consultancy firm, Henley & Partners, Singapore's passport is once again at the very top, alongside Japan and South Korea.

Just last October, Japan had edged out Singapore for the top stop but thanks to visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 189 destinations, both are sitting pretty on the top spot.

With last year's coveted first place being held by Germany, the European destination now find themselves in the second spot with a score of 188, while the UK and the USA hold fifth and sixth respectively.

Coming in in the bottom spot are Iraq and Afghanistan, which won't cause much surprise thanks to the fact that only 30 destinations are accessible to their passport holders.

Speaking of the report, Henley & Partners managing partner Dominic Volek said: “A snapshot at the index’s top 20 today compared to what it was 20 years ago, tells an interesting story.

"European countries dominated the index then and were immovable ... but today’s top 20 has seen significant movements especially in the last several years. The European countries have been surely but steadily dropping down the ranks as Asian countries improve to take their place."

He added: “You only need to look at Singapore, between 2009 and 2019, to see it has improved by more than 30 score points to rise from eight place to joint first place."




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