The Most Powerful Passports In The World
According to the 2017 report, Singapore's passport is considered as the world's most powerful passport. Singapore passport has secured first place in passport index with 159 visa free points.
This is for the first time that the passport of a country in Asia has got the first place. Those with a Singapore passport can go to 173 countries without visa. After Singapore, there is a passport of Germany at number two and Sweden's passport is at number three. Germany and Sweden have received passports of 158 and 157 points respectively.
Prior to this, only the passports of countries of Europe were considered powerful. For the past two years, the passport of Germany was at number one. Apart from Singapore in Asia, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia are also the countries which have got place in the first 20 places. India was ranked 78th last year, while India was ranked at 75th place this time. India's passport has got 51 visa free points.
Afghanistan is at the last position at number 94. Pakistan and Iraq are at number 93. After becoming President of Donald Trump, the US passport has dropped two places below. US passport with 154 points is in sixth position with the passport of Canada, Malaysia and Ireland.