A passport is a movement document issued by the government of a state to its citizens, an identity document allowing its holder to travel abroad. Anyone requesting entry into a country other than their own, as a tourist, student or worker, must complete certain formalities and request authorization. The passport contains information allowing the identification of the person such as first and last names, sex, date and place of birth, identity photograph, signature of the holder and often physical characteristics such as size and color eyes.
Is German’s passport still the strongest?
So what more powerful passport in the world? In 2017, German passports were awarded the title of strongest passport in the world according to the Henley & Partners Passport Index. The glory of the Germans as the holder of the number one passport did not last long. In 2018, Henley & Partners Passport Index released the latest passport ranking list! we will discover them!
It’s from Asia: Japan and Singapore are now the strongest
Until now, the strongest passports have always been dominated by Western countries. Germany, Great Britain or America are countries known to easily enter many countries without a visa. However, in this year everything changed, in which Japan and Singapore won the most powerful passport in the world with a score of 180. This means that holders of Japanese or Singaporean passports can enter 180 countries without a visa.
Second in rank: Germany
Germany has been known as the country with the strongest passport. They have a score of 179 where only one country is different from Japan and Singapore in first position. If Germany’s diplomatic efforts are better this year, Germany will soon get the title of strongest passport in the world.
Third strongest: European and South Korean countries
The Scandinavian countries are known to be a prosperous country and also a good education. On top of that, they have good diplomacy in the international world. One proof is that Sweden, Denmark and Finland, as well as France, South Korea, Spain and Italy got a score of 178, which means they can enter 178 countries without a visa. .
Fourth and fifth strongest: Advanced countries
Then, some European countries such as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Portugal, Luxembourg, Norway and Austria occupy the 4th position with a score of 177. The fifth place is occupied by America, the Canada, Switzerland and Ireland. We are not surprised that the more advanced countries are in easy access to obtain the status of country with the most powerful passport in the whole world, since this always relates to the economic condition and the stabilization of the country.