What Makes Passport from Some Countries so Powerful?

What Makes Passport from Some Countries so Powerful?
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The Henley Passport Index has issued its quarterly report of the most powerful passports for 2023. For the fifth consecutive year, the Japanese Passport has acquired the title of the World’s Most Powerful Passport with the holders having visa-on-arrival or visa-free access to 193 countries. Singapore, which remains at second place, having visa-free access to 192 countries, the most powerful di Southeast Asia.

Why is Singapore passport so powerful? There are of course several reasons. A Singaporean passport is highly powerful due to the extensive visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel opportunities it provides its holders. Singaporean passport holders can visit more than 192 countries visa-free beginning in 2023 according to Henley Passport Index 2023. This is because of Singapore's reputable political and economic stability and its excellent diplomatic relations with other countries. Singaporeans may also be seen favorably by foreign governments because of the country's low crime rate and excellent standard of living.

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Several things can increase a passport's effectiveness:

  • Visa-free or visa-on-arrival access: A passport that allows its holder to enter a large number of countries without obtaining a visa in advance is considered more powerful.
  • Strong diplomatic relations: A country with strong diplomatic relations with other nations is more likely to have a powerful passport, as those nations are more likely to grant visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to its citizens.
  • Economic and political stability: A country that is economically and politically stable is more likely to have a powerful passport, as its citizens are viewed as low-risk travelers.
  • Low crime rate: A country with a low crime rate is more likely to have a powerful passport, as its citizens are viewed as low-risk travelers.
  • High standard of living: A country with a high standard of living is more likely to have a powerful passport, as its citizens are viewed as high-income travelers.
  • Global recognition: A country with a global recognition is more likely to have a powerful passport, as it's citizens are viewed as less risky travelers.

These are not the only elements that determine a passport's validity, but they are the most important ones.

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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