How powerful is your passport?

How powerful is your passport?

How powerful is your passport?

Singaporean passport holders need visas to countries such as Pakistan and Bhutan.

The Indian passport was ranked 75, and had a score of 51.

This marks the first time an Asian country has the most powerful passport, according to the index, which was developed by global advisory firm Arton Capital.

The Passport Index' Global Passport Power Rank 2017 ranks India, according to its passport's total visa-free score, below countries like Mali, Madagascar, Gabon, and Comoros, which all had a visa-free score of 52.

Hong Kong's passport was lower down at number 16 - but still far more powerful than a mainland Chinese passport which was ranked 67 along with Sierra Leone, Ghana and Cuba.

"It is a testament of Singapore's inclusive diplomatic relations and effective foreign policy". The scores are based on the number of countries that would give free passage to the passport holder.

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Singapore was named the country with the most powerful passport in the world - while the U.S. travel document has taken a tumble since President Trump took power, according to a new ranking.

Nothing to worry yourself about - just know that the world's most powerful passport will now be way harder to duplicate.

Canada ties for sixth most powerful passport with Malaysia, Ireland, and the United States with a VFS (visa-free score) of 154.

"Visa-free global mobility has become an important factor in today's world", shared Armand Arton founder and president of Arton Capital. And if you carry a blue passport, guess what? This was the first time that an Asian country has topped the global ranking.

\In Henley & Partners' 2017 Index, released in March, Germany retained its position at the top of the Index for the second year running, with visa-free access to 176 countries out of 218.

Germany and Sweden ranked second and third, with a score of 158 and 157, respectively. Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, Spain, Norway, Japan, United Kingdom (156)5.

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