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UAE passport ranked most powerful globally

UAE passport ranked most powerful globally

The UAE's passport has been ranked as the most powerful in the world according to an online index that measures passports on their ability to provide visa-free travel.

The index, compiled by Arton Capital, ranks national passports based on the number of countries a holder can enter without a visa or by obtaining one on arrival.

Pakistan ranks 92 on the world passport index. Citizens of the UAE can visit 113 countries without a visa, and receive a visa upon arrival in 54 countries. Taiwan's passport holders may visit up to 131 countries without having to obtain a visa, an increase of 10 from previous year.

Passport Index, which ranked the documents, said the Middle Eastern state moved into the top spot after four more countries were added to its list of visa-free destinations from December 1.

This success was achieved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation under the leadership of Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Citizens of this country are allowed visa-free entry only to five countries of the world, and can get a visa upon arrival at 24 countries.

Passport of Ukraine took 28th place with a simplified visits to 131 countries. Belgium, Austria, Japan, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland and Canada and United Kingdom 5. Similarly, Pakistanis can travel to 8 countries without a visa that are Qatar, Tobago, Trinidad, Dominica, St Vincent, Micronesia, Vanuatu and the Grenadines. To travel to 135 states, Uzbek citizens will need to get a visa in advance.

In February, Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index declared that the Singaporean and Japanese passports are the most powerful.

The region's trouble spots, such as Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, were in the lowest ranks.

On the other hand, if we refer to the list in question, Singapore and Germany rank second in the list.

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