PH passport is 67th most 'powerful' in the world

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 11 2018 03:57 PM | Updated as of Jan 11 2018 04:38 PM

MANILA - Filipinos can enter 62 countries visa-free, making the Philippine passport the world's 67th most powerful in the world, according to 2018 rankings from Passport Index.

Germany topped this year's list, with German passport holders able to enter 161 countries without a visa. Tied at second place were Singapore, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Italy, France, Spain and South Korea.

The Philippines ranked 67th from 66th place last year, when Philippine passport holders had visa-free access to 61 countries.

The Philippines tied with Zimbabwe and Zambia, whose citizens also have visa-free privileges in 62 countries.

Afghanistan was at bottom of the 2018 ranking with visa-free access to just 25 countries.

Passport Index ranks passports worldwide based on the cross-border access a holder has. It was developed by Canada-based global consultancy Arton Capital.

Included in the rankings are a total of 199 countries, of which 193 are United Nations member countries and 6 are territories namely Taiwan, Macao, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Palestinian Territory and the Vatican.