The land of the rising sun, Japan, continues to rise as it tops the most recent ranking of the World's Most Powerful Passport.
As per the most recent version of the Henley Passport Index, Japan beats previous graph toppers Singapore and Germany for offering their international ID holders sans visa access to 189 countries. Germany and Singapore tumble to second place by a thin edge, with 188 nations.
Not the actual Japan passport | Image from Pixabay
European nations in the Schengen Area have customarily commanded the list, experts point to the rising energy of Asian countries, because of progressively solid global exchange and political relations. As of late, South Korea and Singapore, for example, hit manages Uzbekistan and Somalia.
China likewise climbed the file in the wake of accessing Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Arab Emirates this year. Truth be told, the proportional assention amongst China and the United Arab Emirates is credited with boosting development in the nearby tourism industry by up to 70 percent up until this point, contrasted with a year ago, the report notes. On the other side, the report brings up that China is additionally 'responding the warm welcome it has gotten on the worldwide stage', offering 59 nations without visa access to its mainstream Hainan region for up to one month.
United Arab Emirates climbed the quickest as it went up to 23rd from rank number 38 since 2008. The nation additionally secured eight new visa-waivers for its nationals in 2018 alone, more than some other nation --- China, Ireland, Uruguay, Honduras, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Benin and Tonga.
Here is the most recent positioning: 1. Japan - sans visa access to 189 nations; 2. Germany, Singapore - 188; 3. Finland, France, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Sweden - 187; 4. Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States - 186; 5. Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland - 185; 6. Greece, Australia - 183; 7. Czech Republic, Malta, New Zealand - 182; 8. Iceland - 181; 9. Hungary, Slovenia, Malaysia - 180; 10. Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia - 179
The Philippines arrived on 70th place, alongside Azerbaijan, Dominican Republic and Tunisia, while Iraq and Afghanistan were at the base of the rundown, sharing the 100th spot.
The positioning depends on information from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and is refreshed progressively.
Truly Japan has progressed and keeps on progressing.