Ranking of world's most powerful passports dominated by Asian countries

The latest edition of the Henley Passport Index is topped by Japan, South Korea and Singapore.© Supplied by AFPRelaxNews
The newest version of the Henley Passport Index is topped by Japan, South Korea and Singapore.

Within the newest real-time replace of the Henley Passport Index, the rostrum is topped by a trio of Asian nations.

Going into 2019, Japan leads the charts, with residents having fun with visa-free or visa-on-arrival entry to 190 locations around the globe — probably the most of another nation. 

Singapore and South Korea share second spot at 189 nations, whereas France and Germany are tied at third spot. 

General, Asian nations dominate the most recent up to date index, signaling Asia’s rising mobility and the world’s open-door coverage to nations within the area — an asset that has the potential to contribute billions to the worldwide economic system and create employment alternatives around the globe, says Henley index creator Christian Kaelin. 

Notable movers within the newest rating embody South Korea, which reached a brand new excessive in second spot, whereas the US and UK collectively share sixth spot — a big fall from grace, given they collectively held the highest spot in 2015. 

The rating indexes 185 nations and relies on knowledge from the Worldwide Air Transport Authority (IATA). 

Listed here are the world’s strongest passports in response to the most recent Henley Passport Index: 

1. Japan 
2. South Korea, Singapore 
3. France, Germany 
4. Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden 
5. Spain, Luxembourg 
6. Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, US, UK, 
7. Belgium, Canada, Greece, Eire 
8. Czech Republic 
9. Malta 
10. Australia

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