Philippine passport power ranking for 2018/19 –
updated for 2019
MANILA – The Philippines improved its ranking in the world’s most powerful passports with Filipinos allowed to enter 66 countries visa-free, according to the 2019 Henley Passport Index.
The “Philippines ranked 74th” from having last year’s 75th most powerful passport among 199 countries.
This makes the Philippine passport the world’s 74th “most powerful” in the world out of 105 destinations, according to the 2019 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.
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 or ** eTA
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Macao (SAR China)
Sri Lanka *
Cape Verde Islands *
Comores Islands *
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
The Marshall Islands *
Palau Islands *
Papua New Guinea *
St. Lucia *
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago *
Where to Go Next in the Philippines?
The Philippines is one of the most diverse countries full of pristine beaches, exotic islands, big metropolitan cities, and stunning landscapes. This 7 Day Philippines Travel Itinerary allows you to explore this unique country in just a week.
Do you want to spend more time in the Philippines? You can make your way North to Banaue, with its stunning rice terraces and scenery.
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