Germany, which held the top position for three years, has been toppled by a country that has never held top position before and it is one of our neighbors!
The power of a passport is judged by the number of countries a citizen is able to travel to visa free.
Passport Index, which keeps track of the power and importance of these documents, shows in its latest ranking that Germany is no longer the most powerful passport of the world. For the first time in three years, Germany has been toppled from the first position by Singapore after Paraguay removed restrictions for Singaporeans.
That means the approximately 5.6 million holders of Singaporean passports can now travel to 159 countries either without a visa at all, or can have one issued on arrival.
Passport Index shows that Germany is now in second place with its citizens able to visit 158 countries without a visa. Sweden and South Korea are ranking on number three with citizens able to travel to 157 countries without visa.
India ranks at number 75 with its citizens able to travel to 51 countries visa free and Pakistan ranks at number 93 with its citizens able to travel to 26 countries visa free.
Find power ranks of some other countries below:
Passport Power Rank 4 – 156 countries
Passport Power Rank 5 – 155 countries