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Viet Nam jumps six places in world's powerful passport ranking

VGP - Viet Nam has climbed six places from 88th earlier this year to 82nd in the ranking of the world's most powerful passports.

July 20, 2023 10:14 PM GMT+7
Viet Nam jumps six places in world's powerful passport ranking - Ảnh 1.

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According to the Henley Passport Index released by London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners, Vietnamese citizens now enjoy visa-free access to 55 destinations.

The Vietnamese passport shared its ranking with Cambodia, Guinea-Bissau and Mali.

In Southeast Asia, the Vietnamese passport is more powerful than Laos (87th) and Myanmar (89th).

Viet Nam now allows visa waivers for 25 countries and offers e-visas to citizens of 80 countries and territories.

Singapore is now officially the most powerful passport in the world, with its citizens able to visit 192 travel destinations out of 227 around the world visa-free. 

Japan has been knocked off the top spot on the Henley Passport Index for the first time in five years and bumped into 3rd place. 

Germany, Italy, and Spain all move up into 2nd place with visa-free access to 190 destinations, and Japanese passport holders join those of six other nations-Austria, Finland, France, Luxembourg, South Korea, and Sweden-in 3rd place with access to189 destinations without a prior visa.

The Henley Passport Index relies on data provided by the International Air Transport Association, which maintains the largest and most accurate database of travel information in the world.

The index takes into account 199 passports and 227 global destinations, with updates to the ranking released quarterly./.