Recently Singapore and Germany has been beaten by The United Arab Emirates (UAE) in terms of the most powerful passport in the World.
The Passport Power Initiative showcases the power of positive diplomacy with their considerable achievements.
As per Passport Index, UAE passport holders are now eligible to gain access to 167 countries without a prior visa, visa free travel to 113 countries and visa on arrival for 54 countries. The ranking is based on freedom of movement and visa-free travel to passport holders.
The exciting announcement of passport achievement was made on day prior to UAE’s 47th National Holiday and was gloriously displayed in true celebratory style upon the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, which also holds the largest LED screen. Many thousands of spectators were quick to share the exciting news with the rest of the world, as the UAE’s triumph went completely viral.
In his remarks on the occasion, Sheikh Abdullah said, “This achievement is a true reflection of the legacy of Sheikh Zayed, the Founding Father of the UAE. It also underscores what can be achieved through positive diplomacy, reflecting the UAE as a confident and engaged force at the global stage.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation launched the UAE Passport Force initiative to place the Emirati passport on the list of the five most powerful passports in the world by 2021, however, the country has achieved this goal three years before the dateline.
Passport Power Rankings
- United Arab Emirates
- Singapore, Germany
- Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Norway, South Korea and USA
- Belgium, Austria, Japan, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland and Canada and United Kingdom
- Czech Republic and Hungary
- Malta, Iceland, New Zealand
- Malaysia, Slovenia, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Latvia and Australia
- Romania and Bulgaria
- Cyprus and Liechtenstein.
The positive impact of ease of travel not only makes it possible for UAE nationals to travel freely for tourism, but also has economic, developmental and even humanitarian benefits, by facilitating trade and economic investment for individuals and institutions.