UAE passport is world’s 9th most powerful

UAE passport

As per the current index, UAE citizens can travel to 112 countries without visas and in 45 countries, they can get visa on arrival, which makes a total of 157 countries where prior visas are not required for UAE nationals.

 

Now citizens can travel to 157 countries without prior visa applications

Abu Dhabi: 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.”

As per the current index, UAE citizens can travel to 112 countries without visas and in 45 countries, they can get visa on arrival, which makes a total of 157 countries where prior visas are not required for UAE nationals.

Still, citizens need to obtain prior visas for 41 countries in 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.

UAE passport

TOP 10 PASSPORTS:

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: Global Passport Index.

 

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