PH ranks 80th in latest global ranking of most powerful passports

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 20) — The Philippines is the 80th most powerful passport in the world, according to the Q3 2022 Henley Passport Index released Wednesday.

The country’s latest ranking in the list made by London-based research firm Henley & Partners rose from 82nd place for the same period last year, but was a decline from 77th spot early this year.

The Philippines shared the ranking with Cape Verde Islands and Uganda.

The list also noted that Philippine passport holders can travel visa-free to 67 destinations.

Japan is still the world’s most powerful passport with visa-free access to 193 destinations. Singapore and South Korea are tied in second place, giving its passport holders visa-free access to 192 destinations. Landing third are Germany and Spain with 190 visa-free destinations.

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The Henley Passport Index quarterly ranks all the world’s 199 passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association, which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information.