Brunei passport ranks 16th most powerful globally

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  • Sunday, 12 Jan 2020


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: With visa-free or visa on arrival access to 153 countries or destinations, Brunei's passport was ranked 16th most powerful globally in the latest Arton Capital's Global Passport Index.

According to local daily the Borneo Bulletin on Sunday, the index is a ranking of all the passports of the world based on the number of countries their holders can visit without having to apply for a visa.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was ranked the second year as the most powerful passport, giving its citizens the ability to travel visa-free or visa on arrival to a total of 179 countries or destinations.

Behind UAE are Germany, Finland, Luxembourg and Spain with visa-free travel to 172 countries and destinations; and Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Ireland and the United States for 171 countries.

Empowered by Arton Capital, the Passport Index has become the world’s most popular global mobility intelligence platform, providing interactive travel requirements and the ability to compare, rank and improve passports based on their mobility scores.

In mid-2019, the Bruneian passport was ranked as the 21st most powerful travel document by another Index, the Henley Passport Index, enabling the Sultanate’s citizens to freely visit 165 destinations. In a previous update of the index, the Sultanate’s passport was also ranked the 21st most powerful in the world.

The Henley Passport Index is an annual ranking of the most powerful passport in the world, officially released in real-time each quarter. - Xinhua/Borneo Bulletin/Asian News Network
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