UAE passport is world’s strongest for visa-free travel
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UAE passport is world’s strongest for visa-free travel

Bearers of document can visit 167 countries without applying for entry in advance; Israelis can access 143

A United Arab Emirates passport (CC-BY SA Wikiemirati/Wikimedia Commons)
A United Arab Emirates passport (CC-BY SA Wikiemirati/Wikimedia Commons)

The United Arab Emirates has topped the ranking of world passports in 2018 as the document whose bearers can enter the most countries without a visa, according to an indexing site.

Passport Index reported on December 1 that UAE passport holders can enter 167 countries without applying for a visa in advance.

This puts the country in the number-one spot, ahead of Singapore and Germany, whose citizens are forced to make do with a paltry 166 countries.

These were followed by many European nations, as well as the US and Canada, at 161-165 countries.

Israel is ranked some distance below, though not too far down, with 146 countries.

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