Countries with the Strongest Passport 2017

As last year's rankings Germany is still ranked first

Tourist in Changi Airport, Singapore - Image credit M Kretyawan

The strength of a passport of a country can make its citizens tremendous benefit on their way to many countries in the world, especially if they like to travel.

Through a site, Passport Index, can be known countries in the world have a strong passport, and a review on the sites KompasTravel, January 17, as last year's rankings, Germany is still ranked first.

You can imagine how pleased owned by a citizen, say the Germans, they were as the holder of a German passport to get a visa-free to 157 countries in the world. Feelings of pleasure for those who frequently travel abroad, they will need a passport, because through a person's passport can know his or her identity in another country.

While the specific issues presented by most people in the world about the role of passports in their lives, citing the site Travel and Leisure, early January, a press release on the website Passport Index, President of Arton Capital, Armand Arton said about the role of the passport that could potentially hinder.

"Many people around the world consider passport barrier to their chances in life and choose to empower their identity and global footprint to obtain a second citizenship through investment."

There are always many opinions about a passport, and the general public can not break away from the benefits of passports on their way to other countries.

Passport Index observe a lot of things, they do research based on the calculation of Visa-Free Score (VFS), which is a combination of the number of Visa-Free (VF) and Visa On Arrival (VOA).

The study involved 193 members of the United Nations (UN) and the six territorial (Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Palestine, and the Vatican) that is calculated to be 199 countries.

Interesting note, this year's Singapore overtook South Korea as a country with a strongest passport in Asia.

Maybe it can be delivered the top ten countries with the world's strongest passport.

1. Germany - 157 countries
2. Singapore, Sweden - 156 countries
3. Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Britain, the United States - 155 countries
4. Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Japan - 154 countries
5. Malaysia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand - 153 countries

6. Greece, South Korea, Australia - 152 countries
7. The Czech Republic, Iceland - 151 countries
8. Hungary - 150 countries
9. Malta, Poland - 149 countries
10. Slovenia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia - 148 countries

While Germany has a different policy to other countries, because the countries that have visa-free to Germany only 91 countries.

Source: S Anindiati Nursastri - KompasTravel, Travel and Leisure, Passport Index
Image: M Kretyawan - Singapore


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