Vietnam passport down five places in 2024 Henley global ranking

By Phuong Anh    January 11, 2024 | 05:59 pm PT
Vietnam passport down five places in 2024 Henley global ranking
A person holds the Vietnamese passport in Hanoi, July 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Chi
The Vietnamese passport has fallen by five places from last year to 87th in the 2024 global travel freedom index though the number of visa-free destinations it enjoys remains the same at 55.

The Vietnamese passport shared its position with Bhutan, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoro Islands, Egypt, Haiti and Jordan, according to the index released by London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners.

In Southeast Asia, the Vietnamese passport is more powerful than Laos (90th) and Myanmar (92nd).

This year, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Spain shared the top position with the most powerful passport as their citizens enjoy visa-free entry to 194 global destinations.

The Malaysian passport was the 12th most powerful in the world with visa-free access to 182 destinations while the Thai passport ranked 63rd, with its citizens allowed to visit 82 countries without applying for a visa.

The index ranks 199 global passports based on the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The index is updated in real time throughout the year, as and when visa policy changes take effect.

With historical data spanning 18 years, the Henley Passport Index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association.

The index is updated quarterly and is considered a standard reference tool when assessing where a passport ranks in terms of global mobility.

Vietnam now allows visa waivers for 25 countries and offers three-month tourist e-visas to citizens from all countries.

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