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Malaysia Passport Ranked As 13th Most Powerful In The Word

Can you believe it?

Our Malaysia passport is officially came in the thirteenth place as the most powerful in the world. The statement was revealed by The Hanley Passport Index, which is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations passport holders can access without a prior visa. 

The ranking is based on the most accurate database of travel information, the IATA and further enhanced by ongoing research. 

The list shows shown that Japan is currently on top of the list as they have the most powerful passport in the world with access to 191 nations without having to apply prior visa, Singapore came in second with 190 access while South Korea came in the third place with 189 access. 

Image via SCMP

The ranking also shows that most of the Asia countries dominates this year’s top five the list.

“Countries that embrace this new reality of global mobility are thriving, with their citizens enjoying ever-increasing passport power and travel freedom, as well as the array of benefits that come with it.”

Dominic Volek, Henley & Partners’ head of Southeast Asia 

European countries like Germany, Italy, Finland, Spain, Luxembourg was also among the top 10’s on the list. 

Meanwhile, the countries that have the worst passports are North Korea, Nepal, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The top-ranked passports are:

1) Japan

2) Singapore

3) South Kora and Germany

4) Italy and Finland

5) Spain, Luxembourg, Denmark

6) Sweden, France

7) Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands, Ireland, Austria

8) United States, United Kingdom, Norway, Greece, Belgium

9) New Zealand, Malta, Czech Republic, Canada, Australia

10) Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary

11) Slovenia, Latvia, Iceland

12) Estonia

13) Malaysia, Liechtenstein

Source: CNN Travel

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