Singaporean passport is now ultimately the most powerful passport in the world! Recently, an online tool named Passport Index announced this, after collecting data from 193 UN member countries.
Arton Capital sponsored the index. The valuable passport is decided by the number of countries to which as passport grants people to travel and entry without the visa.
Armand Arton, the founder, and president of Arton Capital
Singapore achieved the ranking with the visa-free score of 166. A Singaporean passport holder will be able to get access without the visa to 127 countries, and 29 countries require on arrival visa and 32 countries will require the visa.
Singaporean passport got a visa-free score of 166. On the other hand, the United States, Finland, Germany, Denmark, along with more European nations achieved the second rank with the visa-free score of 165.
Last year’s list impressed many with the rise of South Korea and Singapore to the top of the list. Armand Arton, the founder, and president of Arton Capital credited the changes to the world’s evolving view of Asian nations.
“This is a testament to the increased global respect and trust Asian countries are commanding,” Arton said in a statement in February.
Singapore’s ascent on the global passport ranking corresponds with its developing riches. WealthInsight, an information firm which positions riches around the world, revealed in May that Singapore is the 6th most rich-dense city on the planet. One in every 34 occupants of Singapore is a tycoon. Additionally, WealthInsight confirmed that the city-state has expanded in tycoon thickness by 2.9% in the most recent year alone.
Global Passport Power Rank 2018 – Passports of the world ranked by their total visa-free score (CNW Group/Passport Index)
In fact, the strength of the passport of a country is a big issue when people consider migration. However, the low and middle-income countries are trying to improve their condition of passport service delivery. For example, Bangladesh observed a Passport Service Week this year with a view to improving the services.
Certainly, a nation’s wealth is not really proportionate to its identification influence positioning. Monaco, which was positioned No. 1 on WealthInsight’s rundown, has one millionaire for every three inhabitants. However, the country just positions at No. 11 on the Passport Index with a visa-free score of 155.