Philippine passport power ranking improves in 2018

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 24 2018 09:28 PM

MANILA - Philippine passport holders can now visit 66 travel destinations visa-free, making the Philippine passport the world's 70th "most powerful" in the world out of 105 destinations, according to the 2018 Henley Passport Index.

Last year, Filipinos had visa-free access to 61 travel destinations and ranked 75th out of 104 destinations. 

Japan maintained its top rank with visa-free access to 189 travel destinations in 2018. 

Germany and Singapore, meanwhile, placed second. German and Singapore passport holders could visit 188 travel destinations visa-free in 2018. 

The Afghanistan and Iraq passports, meanwhile, were deemed the "weakest" with visa-free access only to 30 travel destinations.

The Henley Passport Index ranks passports worldwide based on data from the International Air Transport Association.

The 66 destinations where Philippine passport holders have visa-free access (including visa on arrival or electronic travel authority), according to Henley Passport Index, are the following: 

* Visa on arrival ** eTA

ASIA
Brunei
Cambodia
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Indonesia
Kyrgyzstan *

Laos
Macao (SAR China)
Malaysia
Maldives *
Mongolia

Myanmar
Nepal *
Singapore
Sri Lanka *
Taiwan

Tajikistan *
Thailand
Timor-Leste *
Vietnam

AFRICA 
Benin *
Cape Verde Islands *
Comores Islands *
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Djibouti *

Gambia
Guinea-Bissau *
Kenya *
Madagascar *
Malawi *

Mauritania *
Mauritius *
Morocco
Mozambique *
Rwanda

Seychelles *
Somalia *
Tanzania *
Togo *
Uganda *

OCEANIA 
Cook Islands
Fiji
Marshall Islands *
Micronesia
Niue

Palau Islands *
Papua New Guinea *
Samoa *
Tuvalu *
Vanuatu

CARRIBEAN 
Dominica
Haiti
St. Lucia *
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago *

AMERICAS
Bolivia
Brazil
Colombia
Costa Rica
Ecuador
Nicaragua *
Peru
Suriname

MIDDLE EAST
Armenia *
Iran *
Israel
Palestinian Territory