China has world's 136th most powerful passport, 69 spots behind Taiwan

Singapore passport 'most powerful' in the world: Passport Index

Singapore topped the list with a score of 159 after Paraguay removed visa requirements for Singaporeans.

When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal.

Passport Index ranks passports in real time, based on the cross-border access a holder has.

This marks the first time an Asian country has the most powerful passport, according to the index, which was developed by global advisory firm Arton Capital.

With a visa-free score of 60, the Chinese passport is as powerful as passports from Sierra Leone, Ghana and Cuba, ranking 136th out of 199 countries and territories.

The most powerful passport has been revealed. "It is a testament of Singapore's inclusive diplomatic relations and effective foreign policy", PTI quoted Philippe May, managing director of Arton Capital's Singapore office. At rank 94, Afghanistan's passport is at the absolute bottom.

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Sixth, according to the report, is the United States passport, which tied with Malaysia, Ireland and Canada.

With 154 score and behind 18 other countries.

The annual Global Passport Power Rank for 2017 released by Arton Capital ranked passports according to the number of countries to which holders can travel visa-free. "More and more people every year invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a second passport to offer better opportunity and security for their families".

You probably won't be too surprised to learn that it's the Singaporean passport.

Germany is now in second place with 158 countries, followed by Sweden and South Korea at 157.

The vote followed Trump's refusal to allow visa-free travel to members of five European Union countries - Croatia, Cyprus, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. Germany often ranks at or near the top.

The UK is tied in fourth place along with Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, Spain, Norway, and Japan.

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