The Vietnamese passport has fallen by eight notches to rank 94th on a list of the world’s most powerful passports, according to the latest report released by Henley Passport Index.
|Japan holds onto first position as the most powerful passport. (Photo: Internet)|
Haley Passport Index ranks passports of 199 economies worldwide based on the number of countries a holder can visit without first needing to obtain a visa or apply for one upon entry.
The ranking is based on data compiled by the International Air Transport Association, a group which maintains the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of travel information.
The latest index indicates that people holding a Vietnamese passport enjoy free access to 54 countries and territories globally.
Japan holds onto first position as the most powerful passport in the world this year, with its citizens able to visit 193 countries and territories without needing to apply for a visa.
Elsewhere, Singapore ranked second with visa exemptions to 192 countries, followed by the Republic of Korea and Germany tied in third position, with holders of both passports having visa free access to 191 destinations worldwide.
In contrast, the world’s weakest passports are those from poor countries mired in conflict, including the likes of Syria, Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Passport holders from these nations are only able to visit between 26 and 32 other countries without visas.
Vietnam has fallen two to 90th on a list of the world’s most powerful passports, according to the Haley Passport Index 2019.
Immediately after the Politburo agreed to pilot a vaccine passport for international visitors to Phu Quoc City in the Mekong River Delta province of Kien Giang,