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Henley Index: Japan tops 2019 list of world's most powerful passports

  • 12/01/2019
  • The Henley Passport Index, which periodically measures the access each country's travel document affords.
  • It's the second time in a row that the Asian nation has come out on top in the index, which is revised quarterly.
  • Japan retains its top spot as the world's most travel-friendly passport thanks to the document's access to 190 countries.
  • South Korea edged up the ranking from October's index to join Singapore, offering access to 189 jurisdictions, thanks to a new visa-on-arrival agreement with India.
  • India jumped two positions from 81st in 2018 to 79th this year.