Explainer: How ‘powerful’ is the Philippine passport this 2019?

Explainer: How ‘powerful’ is the Philippine passport this 2019?

- The Henley Passport Index released the list of world’s most powerful passports

- The Philippine passport ranked 74th from 75th last year

- Filipinos can now enter to 66 visa-free countries

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It has been reported that the Henley Passport Index has released their list of world’s most powerful passports. KAMI learned that the Philippines ranked 74th most powerful passport out of 199 countries.

According to the report by ABS-CBN News, Philippines ranked 75th last year. This time, Filipinos can enter 66 visa-free destinations.

Here are the countries that Philippine passports can travel to including visa on arrival and electronic travel authority:

ASIA

  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong (SAR China)
  • Indonesia
  • Kyrgyzstan *
  • Laos
  • Macao (SAR China)
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives *
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal *
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka *
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan *
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste *
  • Vietnam

AFRICA

  • Benin *
  • Cape Verde Islands *
  • Comores Islands *
  • Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Djibouti *
  • Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau *
  • Kenya *
  • Madagascar *
  • Malawi *
  • Mauritania *
  • Mauritius *
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique *
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles *
  • Somalia *
  • Tanzania *
  • Togo *
  • Uganda *

OCEANIA

  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Marshall Islands *
  • Micronesia
  • Niue
  • Palau Islands *
  • Papua New Guinea *
  • Samoa *
  • Tuvalu *
  • Vanuatu

CARIBBEAN

  • Dominica
  • Haiti
  • St. Lucia *
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago *
  • Americas
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Nicaragua *
  • Peru
  • Suriname

MIDDLE EAST

  • Armenia *
  • Iran *
  • Israel
  • Palestinian Territory

*visa on arrival **eTA (electronic travel authority)

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In a report by Inquirer, here are the top 10 most powerful passports in the world:

  1. Japan – visa-free access to 190 countries
  2. South Korea, Singapore – 189
  3. France, Germany – 188
  4. Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden – 187
  5. Spain, Luxembourg – 186
  6. Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, U.S., U.K., – 185
  7. Belgium, Canada, Greece, Ireland – 184
  8. Czech Republic – 183
  9. Malta – 182
  10. Australia, Iceland, New Zealand – 181

The Department of Foreign Affairs has released on social media a video on how to apply or renew the Philippine passport. You may watch it here:

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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