Far from powerful: PH passport places 75th in power index

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 10 2018 07:03 PM

MANILA - The Philippines ranked 75th in the world's most powerful passport list, allowing visa free travel to only 66 destinations, according to the 2018 Henley Passport Index.

The Philippine passport shares the same spot with Azerbaijan, Dominican Republic, and Tunisia.

Filipinos currently have visa-free access to ASEAN nation-states, and several other countries. 

The Henley Pssport Index said Japan's passport is the most powerful in the world with visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations.

Coming in at second is Singapore with 189 destinations while Germany, France, and South Korea hold the 3rd spot.

Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain and Sweden are at the top 4 with visa-free access to 187 destinations.

Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, and the United States complete the 5th spot with visa-free access to 186 destinations.

Two countries are still at the bottom spot. Iraq and Afghanistan share the 106th spot with only 30 destinations accessible to their citizens.
 
The Henley Passport Index, according to its website, is a ranking of all the passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. 

It ranks passports worldwide based on data from the International Air Transport Association.

Last year, a ranking of passports by international global financial advisory firm Arton Capital showed that the Philippine passport is moderately weak, with its holders having visa-free access to only 61 countries.