From being ranked 75th in last year’s ranking of powerful passports in the world, the Philippines improves to rank 74 this year among 199 countries.
Japan maintained its top rank with visa-free access to 190 travel destinations this year.
Singapore and South Korea, meanwhile, followed with its respective passport holders allowed to visit 189 destinations visa-free.
On the third spot is Germany with visa-free access to 188 destinations.
The Afghanistan and Iraq passports were deemed the “weakest,” with visa-free access to only 30 travel destinations.
The Henley Passport Index ranks passports worldwide based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The 66 destinations where Philippine passport holders have visa-free access (including visa on arrival and electronic travel authority) are the following:
- Hong Kong (SAR China)
- Macao (SAR China)
- Sri Lanka
- Cape Verde Islands
- Comores Islands
- Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
- Cook Islands
- The Marshall Islands
- Palau Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Santa Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Costa Rica
- Palestinian Territory