Philippine passport power ranking improves in 2018
MANILA – Philippine passport holders can now visit 66 travel destinations visa-free, making the Philippine passport the world’s 70th “most powerful” in the world out of 105 destinations, according to the 2018 Henley Passport Index.
Last year, Filipinos had visa-free access to 61 travel destinations and ranked 75th out of 104 destinations.
Japan maintained its top rank with visa-free access to 189 travel destinations in 2018.
Germany and Singapore, meanwhile, placed second. German and Singapore passport holders could visit 188 travel destinations visa-free in 2018.
The Afghanistan and Iraq passports, meanwhile, were deemed the “weakest” with visa-free access only to 30 travel destinations.
The Henley Passport Index ranks passports worldwide based on data from the International Air Transport Association.
The 66 destinations where Philippine passport holders have visa-free access (including visa on arrival or electronic travel authority), according to Henley Passport Index, are the following:
* Visa on arrival ** eTA
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 *
The Gambia Guinea-Bissau * Kenya * Madagascar * Malawi *
Mauritania * Mauritius * Morocco Mozambique * Rwanda
Seychelles * Somalia * Tanzania * Togo * Uganda *
OCEANIA Cook Islands Fiji The 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