The United Arab Emirates was No. 1 for passports with the most mobility for citizens, according to the latest compilation by the “Global Passport Ranking,” created by Arton Capital a Montreal–based organization that helps high-net-worth clients gain second citizenship and/or residency.
This was followed by Singapore, Finland, Luxembourg, Spain (168 countries, respectively, compared to 175 for UAE), Denmark, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Ireland and the U.S. (167 countries, respectively).
And the worst for traveling to other countries? Afghanistan ranked at the bottom of the list, and came in just below Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea, Libya, North Korea and Iran. Here’s a complete list of the latest Global Passport Index.
The “Global Passport Ranking” has one simple criterion: It’s based on the number of countries the holder can visit without first obtaining a visa or applying for one on entry, rather than the quality of life and human rights records (or even the weather) in the respective countries.
As for Southeast Asian countries, here's the ranking: