The UAE passport becomes the world’s most powerful

Passport Power Initiative showcases stunning results way ahead of schedule

Montreal, December 03, 2018 – The United Arab Emirates celebrated another monumental milestone in its history as its passport took the lead with a record-breaking score in the Global Passport Power Ranking.

According to The Passport Index, the interactive real-time ranking platform, the UAE passport now holds a visa-free score of 167, giving Emirati citizens access to over 84% of the world.

“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,” said H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The Passport Index created by the Arton Capital, ranks passports based on the number of countries the holder can visit without first obtaining a visa or applying for one on entry.

Armand Arton, Founder and President of Arton Capital, said that The Passport Index is the most prominent rating of a passport’s power through an interactive platform that continuously monitors changes and developments, adding that it has become the world’s premier reference for governments.

“We continuously compare the passports of 193 countries and 6 regions of the UN members and work to collect data directly through publicly available information, government sources and international bodies,” said Arton.

As UAE citizens celebrate their passport’s glory, the country is also setting an example to other nations, both in the Arab World and beyond, that positive diplomacy can yield substantial results.

United Arab Emirates passport holders can visit 90 countries visa-free1 or 45% of the world.

AFRICA | AMERICAS | ASIA | EUROPE | OCEANIA
A
Albania
Antigua and Barbuda
B
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
C
Cambodia
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Comoros
Congo
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
D
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
E
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia
G
Gabon
Gambia
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
H
Haiti
I
India
Iran
Ireland
J
Jordan
K
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
L
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
M
Madagascar
Mali
Mauritania
Mexico
Micronesia
Morocco
Mozambique
N
Nauru
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia
P
Pakistan
Palau
Palestinian Territories
Philippines
R
Rwanda
S
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sudan
Suriname
Syria
T
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkey
Tuvalu
U
Uganda
United Kingdom
Uzbekistan
V
Vanuatu
Y
Yemen
Z
Zambia
Zimbabwe
1Visa-free includes visa-free, visa on arrival, eTA and eVisa (if issued in less than 3 working days).

Passport Index celebrations in Dubai.
Passport Index celebrations in Dubai.
Passport Index celebrations in Dubai.

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