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