Leading this year's Henley & Partners list, Japanese passport holders can travel to 190 countries after it overtook Singapore for top place having gained access to Myanmar, with Germany coming in third place alongside South Korea and France.
According to the Henley Passport Index, Japan has the best passport in the world, ranked number one with a total of 190 points. Singapore: 189 3. Germany, France, South Korea: 188 4.
Months after Japan beat out Singapore for the title of world's most popular passport, a refreshed ranking reveals the country to have defended its #1 title, despite the large number of visa-free agreements inked by both countries this year.
It is updated in real-time, as and when visa-policy changes come into effect, according to Henley and Partners.
Russia received a boost in September when Taiwan announced a visa-waiver for Russian nationals, placing it at No. 47. While Chinese nationals got access to two new areas visa-free or visa-on-arrival, it still slide down tow places to just 71st. We're ranked at 75th alongside Azerbaijan, the Dominican Republic, and Tunisia - meaning we have access only to 66 countries visa-free or visa-on-arrival.
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The US and the United Kingdom, which jointly occupied the top spot in 2015, have since slid to 5th place - with Germany, China and Russian Federation also dropping down the list, according to the Daily Mail. "This is still an impressive 14-place improvement over the position that China held at the start of 2017", noted the site.
However, their progress might be outstripped by Kosovo which officially met all the criteria for visa-liberalization with the EU in July and is now in discussions with the European Council.
Iraq and Afghanistan continue to sit at the bottom of the Index.
"CBI programs offer access to some of the world's strongest and most promising passports", says Dr. Kälin, "and the merit of these passports is a reflection of the underlying stability and attractiveness of the countries themselves". Newcomer Moldova, due to launch its CBI program in November, climbed 20 places since 2008.
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