The Haley Passport Index, commissioned by Arton Capital, a global financial advisory firm based in Singapore published this rankings following the global spread of the novel COVID-19.
In this rankings, Vietnam scored 46 points, ranking 57th, an improvement from July’s rankings when Vietnam stood at 89th out of 107 nations. Chad and the Central African Republic (Africa) were ranked alongside Vietnam with the same points.
Japan and New Zealand shared the first place in the list. According to the Haley Passport Index, both countries’ citizens are able to visit 125 countries and territories worldwide without the need to apply for a visa.
Singapore lost its position at the top of the list as the island nation dropped 88 points from 190 points, leaving them ranked in 23rd place alongside the United States.
Furthermore, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the Republic of Ireland shared second spot. Denmark, France, Finland, Italy, Spain, and the Republic of Korea listed the third.
Elsewhere in Asia, Brunei is in 29th position with 78 points, followed by Indonesia in 44th, Thailand in 45th, Timor-Leste in 51st place, the Philippines in 54th, and Laos down in 58th.
The world’s weakest passports are those from poorer countries suffering ongoing conflicts, including the likes of Syria, Somalia, Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Passport holders from these nations are only able to visit between 30 and 37 different countries without the need to obtain a visa.
By Linh Bui