The passport of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has risen to the spot on the of the world's most powerful passports. This is to the Passport Index - an online that provides on passports and required visas. UAE passport holders now enjoy the greatest of movement globally of any nationality in the world. The Passport Index shows that UAE passport can travel visa-free to 167 countries and require an visa from 31 countries. The second most powerful passports are the Singaporean and German passports. The USA passport is ranked at four. Holders of the Afghanistan passport have the freedom of movement.
The UAE passport achieved the number-one position on the of the country's 47th National Day . The Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, expressed his in his country's achievement in a . He wrote: "A big 'thank you' goes to the working teams for their great to strengthen the UAE's status, enhance its , and facilitate procedures for Emirati citizens. Congratulations to the UAE leadership and people for this achievement." A Passport Index spokesman said: "The Emirati passport has witnessed progress globally in the few years, reflecting the international of the country."