Japan, Singapore passport holders can now travel visa-free to 180 countries
THE ever-changing world of powerful passports and visa-free travel has once again delivered a blow to Europe as two Asian countries now top the passport charts. Singapore and Japan have knocked long-standing Germany off the passport perch as citizens from both these Asian nations can enjoy visa-free travel to 180 countries. This is the highest number of countries accessible without a visa since borders were enforced, nations divided, and passports became mandatory. The news was released by Henley Passport Index for 2018 on Wednesday. While European countries still dominate the top ten spots, four of the top spots are held by Asia Pacific countries, namely Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Australia. SEE ALSO: Being Japanese is the best nationality in Asia The reshuffle of the chart came after Uzbekistan lifted visa requirements for citizens of both countries earlier this month. However, it wasn’t just the citizens of Singapore and Japan that benefited from the repeal of visa restraints. Indonesia, Turkey, and Israel, among other Asian and Middle Eastern countries also now enjoy visa-free travel to Uzbekistan. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Japan, Singapore passport holders can now travel visa-free to 180 countries, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Thursday, 1 March, 2018
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