Sunday, July 23, 2023

"Singapore's passport dethrones Japan as world's most powerful"

 From CBS News, July 20:

If you hold a Singaporean passport, you're in luck.

The Southeast Asian country's citizenship document officially ranks as the most powerful in the world, according to the latest Henley Passport Index, which was published Tuesday.

According to the index, Singaporeans can travel to 192 out of 227 travel destinations in the world without a visa.

In a "major shake-up," Singapore beat out Japan, which has ranked No. 1 on the index for the last five years. 

Japan fell behind Germany, Italy and Spain, all of whom are tied for second place, boasting 190 visa-free travel destinations for their passport holders.  

Japan is now in a tie for third on the index with six other nations: Austria, France, Finland, Luxembourg, South Korea and Sweden with 189 destinations without a visa....


Related at Reuters earlier today:

China to resume 15-day visa-free entry for Singapore, Brunei citizens