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UAE passport is world’s 9th most powerful

The UAE passport is now the world’s ninth most powerful passport, offering ease of international travel to its citizens.

On Thursday, Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said in a tweet: “the UAE passport has ranked at 9th position in the Global Passport Index, and now citizens can enter 157 countries without a prior visa.”

According to the present list, UAE citizens can go to 112 nations without visas and in 45 nations, they can get visa on landing, which makes a sum of 157 nations where earlier visas are not required for UAE nationals. 

In any case, nationals need to get earlier visas for 41 nations on the world. 

The Passport Index is a popular online interactive tool, which collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world. It is a real-time global ranking of the world’s passports, updated as frequently as new visa waivers and changes are implemented, the index website says.

In 2017, the UAE declared its desire to make the nation's visa among the five most intense international IDs on the  world by 2021. At the season of the declaration, the UAE international ID held a without visa score of 132 nations. 

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs said as of late that the nation is currently fortifying its strategic endeavors in an offer to have one of the best five travel papers on the world, according to the nation's vision 2021. 

In the most recent Global Passport Index, Singapore put first, with citizens ready to movement to 166 nations without an earlier visa.

In second position were a number of countries, including Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, Norway, The Netherlands, South Korea and United States. their citizens can travel visa-free to 165 destinations.

Whereas in third placed were Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Japan, Ireland and Canada, with their citizens able to travel to 164 destinations of the world without visas.


1. Singapore: 166 destinations.
2. Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherlands, South Korea and United States: 165 destinations.
3. Italy, France Spain, Greece, Portugal, Japan, Ireland and Canada: 164 destinations.
4. Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and United Kingdom: 163 destinations.
5. Czech Republic, Malta, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia: 162 destinations.
6. Slovenia, Iceland, Lithuania and Slovakia: 161 destinations.
7. Estonia, Poland, and Latvia: 160 destinations.
8. Romania and Bulgaria: 158 destinations.
9. Liechtenstein and UAE: 157 destinations.
10. Cyprus and Croatia: 156 destinations.

Source: gulfnews

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