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Singapore overtaken by Japan for most powerful passport in the world



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Singapore now ties with Germany for the second-most powerful passport according to the latest Henley Passport Index. Countries that Singaporeans can visit without a visa include Morocco, Sweden, Mexico and Fiji to name a few.

Malaysia does not fall too far behind, having visa-free access to 180 countries and ranking at number eight along with Hungary and Slovenia. The country has climbed up 4 ranks since ranking at 12 earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong ranks at 16 having visa-free access to 169 countries.

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Other Asian countries stand at the following ranking:

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The Henley Passport Index, surveys a total of 199 different passports against 227 different travel destinations, including countries, territories, and micro-states. It is based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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