Dubai, Nov 10 (IECurrentAffairs) The UAE passport is now the third most powerful passport in the world.
UAE passport holders can enter113 countries visa-free, while 50 countries will welcome them with a visa on arrival.
The UAE travel document now has a visa-free score of 163.
Of these, UAE passport holders can enter 113 countries visa-free, while 50 countries will welcome them with a visa on arrival.
People from UAE still need visas to enter 35 countries on the globe.
According to the ranking by Passport Index, the UAE passport now shares its berth with passports from Belgium, Austria, Japan, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada.
On top of the list with a visa-free score of 165 are Singapore and Germany, while US, South Korea, France, Denmark, and Sweden are among the 11 countries that share the second spot with a score of 164.
“The United Arab Emirates’ positive diplomacy, focus, and determination helped boost its passport power,” Passport Index said in its blog titled “UAE to Become The World’s Most Powerful Passport?”.