The United Arab Emirates passport is now the world's most powerful travel document. This is according to the Passport Index, which provides insights on travel and visas. UAE passport holders enjoy the greatest freedom of movement of anyone in the world. They can travel visa-free to 167 countries. The second most powerful passports are Singapore's and Germany's. The Afghanistan passport offers the least freedom of movement.
The UAE passport got to number one just before the country's 47th National Day celebrations. The prime minister expressed his pride in his country's achievement. He thanked his people for their "great efforts to strengthen the UAE's status, enhance its reputation, and facilitate procedures for Emirati citizens". The Passport Index said: "The Emirati passport has witnessed unprecedented progress...reflecting the international stature of the country."