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UAE passport world’s third most powerful: UAE passport holders can enter 113 countries visa-free; India ranked 66 with visa-free travel to 25 countries, visa on arrival to 41 countries.

THE UAE passport has become the third most powerful passport in the world. It was only late last month that the passport had climbed to the fourth spot. The UAE travel document now has a visa-free score of 163. Of these, UAE passport holders can enter 113 countries visa free, while 50 countries will welcome them with a visa on arrival. Emiratis still need visas to enter 35 countries on the globe.

UAE Passport
UAE Passport
UAE passport world’s third most powerful
According to ranking by Passport Index, the UAE passport now shares its berth with passports from Belgium, Austria, Japan, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada. On top of the list with a visa-free score of 165 are Singapore and Germany, while US, South Korea, France, Denmark and Sweden are among the 11 countries that share the second spot with a score of 164.

India is ranked 66 in the Passport Index with the Indian passport eligible for visa free travel to 25 countries, visa on arrival to 41 countries and visa required for 132 countries.

Major countries that do not require visa include Qatar (30 days), Nepal, Bhutan, Indonesia, Macao and Mauritius. Major countries that allow visa on arrival for Indian passport holders include Thailand, Maldives, Malaysia, Jordan, Iran, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Seychelles.

“The United Arab Emirates' positive diplomacy, focus and determination helped boost its passport power,” Passport Index said in its blog titled ‘UAE to Become The World's Most Powerful Passport?’

“More and more countries are placing importance on the power of their passports, and how freely their citizens can travel across the globe,” said Armand Arton, President of Arton Capital, the inventors of Passport Index.

“The success of UAE's initiative has become a testament to other nations, that any vision can manifest with the power of positive diplomacy,” added Mr Arton.

1. Japan 
Japan now has the most powerful passport on the planet. Japan takes the top place for 2018. With this little document, 190 jurisdictions will welcome its holder to cross their borders.

2. Singapore
Singapore is one of two Asian destinations to reach the top of the list. It offers visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 189 jurisdictions.

UAE passport holders can enter 113 countries visa-free. UAE passport world’s third most powerful.

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