Vietnamese passport leaps four places in Henley Passport Index
The rankings were announced in the second quarter of this year and includes 199 different passports and 227 different travel destinations, with its assessment based on the number of countries a holder can visit without first needing to obtain a visa.
The latest index indicates that people with a Vietnamese passport enjoy free access to 54 countries and territories globally. Along with the nation, Togo, Mali, and Guinea also hold joint 90th position as their passports also have visa free access to 54 destinations.
Elsewhere, Japan and Singapore share first position as the most powerful passport in the world in the second quarter of this year, with their citizens able to visit 192 countries and territories without the need to apply for a visa.
Furthermore, Germany and the Republic of Korea come in second with visa exemptions to 190 countries, followed by Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Spain who are all tied in third position, with holders of those passports having visa free access to 189 destinations worldwide.
In contrast, the world’s weakest passports include those from the likes of Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Indeed, passport holders from these nations are only able to visit between 26 and 31 other countries without visas.