Travel Citizens of this country hold the most powerful passport in the world

02:52  10 january  2018
02:52  10 january  2018 Source:   Relaxnews (AFP)

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The most important and powerful tool in a traveler’s backpack is the passport ! The sad thing is, not all countries This is amongst the most powerful traveler’s Passport in the world . A citizen can get hold of a passport in less than an hour and even the second passport , in case one loses the first

Germans have the most powerful passports in the world , offering visa-free access Germans have held this distinction since 2014. Swedes were close behind, with visa-free access to 176 countries . United States citizens can drop in visa-free on 174 countries , along with citizens of Belgium

A new passport index reveals the most powerful and mobile countries around the world. © Provided by AFPRelaxNews A new passport index reveals the most powerful and mobile countries around the world.

For the fifth year in a row, the German passport has maintained its position as the most powerful and mobile passport in the world. 

In the latest edition of the Henley Passport Index, Germany has managed to keep its stronghold on the top spot with ID papers that are the most widely accepted around the world: German passport holders currently enjoy visa-free access to 177 countries, up from 176 in 2017. 

The European country managed to edge out its closest rival, Singapore, by just one country this year. 

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Do you know which nation has the most powerful passport in the world ? In accordance to a recent report indicated by the Good Magazine, an info graphic ranking list was presented: revealing If you hold a passport of any of these three nations, you can travel to 173 different countries without VISA.

Singapore was given the same title in a similar ranking released in 2017 by Arton Capital, a Canada-based global advisor on residents and citizenship solutions. 

"Across the economic spectrum, individuals want to transcend the constraints imposed on them by their country of origin and access business, financial, career, and lifestyle opportunities on a global scale," said Henley & Partners chairman Christian H. Kalin in a statement.  

"The Henley Passport Index shows individuals where they lie on the spectrum of global mobility, revealing the strength their passport has in relation to others." 

The Henley Passport Index is based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). 

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For global citizens on the go, holding the right passport can make travel much easier. Here are the Henley & Partners top 10 spots for the world 's most powerful passports in 2016: But what about the countries with the least powerful passports in the world ?

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Rounding out the podium, eight countries tie for third spot on the index: Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the UK, which offer access to 175 countries. 

This year, the US improved its visa-free score, rising from 172 to 173 countries. 

But the most improved countries on the index were Georgia, which gained access to 30 countries, and the Ukraine, which now has access to 32 additional countries, following the completion of the visa-liberalization process with the EU last year. 

At the other end of the spectrum, the least mobile countries in the world are Pakistan, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, with visa-free access to just 30 or fewer countries. 

Here is the top 10 list of most powerful passports of 2018, according to Henley & Partners: 

1. Germany - 177 
2. Singapore -176 
3. Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the UK - 175
4. Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Spain - 174
5. Ireland, South Korea, Portugal, US - 173
6. Canada - 172
7. Australia, Greece, New Zealand - 171
8. Czech Republic, Iceland - 170
9. Malta - 169
10. Hungary - 168 

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The country with the world ’s most powerful passport is Germany, according to a new report. released a 2017 list ranking the world ’s passports in order of how freely each one allows citizens to travel.

German citizens still possess the world 's most powerful passport , according to new research, with Britain slipping from joint third to joint eighth place. The ranking by Henley & Partners, a citizenship and planning firm, takes into account how many countries can be visited without applying for a visa.

Pictures: World's most powerful passports of 2017

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