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Which passports are most accepted around the world?

The Straits Times | Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

The Singapore passport remains one of the most welcomed by countries around in the world. As of last year, holders of the passport got visa-free access to 167 of 219 countries surveyed for the latest Visa Restrictions Index.

It was ranked sixth internationally - alongside Australia and Greece - for the unrestricted access it offers.

Citizens of Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom held the best passports for global travel last year, with visa-free access to 173 countries.

How do other countries rank? And which citizens have it the hardest with their passports?

View the Visa Restrictions Index here:

1. Passport: Finland Visa-free access to: 173 countries

1. Passport: UK Visa-free access to: 173 countries

2. Passports: USA, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg Visa-free access to: 172 countries

3. Passports: Netherlands, Italy, Belgium Visa-free access to: 171 countries

4. Passport: Japan Visa-free access to: 170 countries

4. Passports: France, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Spain Visa-free access to: 170 countries

5. Passports: New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland Visa-free access to: 168 countries

6. Passport: Singapore Visa-free access to: 167 countries

6. Passports: Greece, Australia Visa-free access to: 167 countries

7. Passport: South Korea Visa-free access to: 166 countries

9. Passport: Malaysia Visa-free access to: 163 countries

14. Passport: Hong Kong (SAR China) Visa-free access to: 152 countries

19. Brunei Darussalam Visa-free access to: 146 countries

33. Passport: Macao (SAR China) Visa-free access to: 118 countries

60. Passport: Thailand Visa-free access to: 68 countries

69. Passport: Philippines Visa-free access to: 58 countries

73. Passport: Indonesia Visa-free access to: 53 countries

74. Passport: India Visa-free access to: 52 countries

81. Passport: Vietnam Visa-free access to: 45 countries

82. Passport: China Visa-free access to: 44 countries

85. Passport: N. Korea Visa-free access to: 41 countries

86. Passport: Myanmar Visa-free access to: 40 countries

88. Passport: Sri Lanka Visa-free access to: 38 countries

89. Passport: Nepal Visa-free access to: 37 countries

91. Passport: Pakistan Visa-free access to: 32 countries


This article was first published on April 18, 2014.
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