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Taiwan passport ranked 32nd 'most useful' in the world

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Preston Stone | 10 January, 2018, 10:10

However, the way in which the Henley & Partners system's collates data means that passports from 58 other countries appear above Taiwan's in the rankings.

Out of 218 countries and areas, Taiwan citizens may enter visa-free into 134 of them.

The Henley & Partners Group's press release emphasized that despite Brexit's uncertainty and "a more isolationist, immigration-hostile policy among traditional migrant-receiving countries such as the U.S.", countries had either improved or maintained their access compared to 2017.

Germany retained its leading position for the fifth year running with visa-free access to 177 countries, while Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom were tied for third place with visa-free access to 175 countries. Britain was overtaken by Sweden a year ago.

With its citizens enjoying visa-free access to 100 countries‚ South Africa is the third-highest African country on the index‚ Henley & Partners South Africa said on Tuesday.

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The countries with the least visa-free access to other countries are Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. China, Sierra Leone, Guinea, the Dominican Republic, and Indonesia also performed strongly this year, each gaining seven or more places compared to 2017.

Nigel Barnes, managing partner of Henley & Partners South Africa, said that, when it comes to both travel and settlement freedom, South Africa lags behind in its rankings. Individuals who have multiple passports benefit from each country's best practices and are less vulnerable to its risks and shortcomings'.

The Hong Kong SAR passport has moved up a place to 21st in the latest global index on visa-free entry requirements. 'Austria also makes it into the top 10, with access to a total of 174 countries.

According to the ranking compiled by global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners, Singapore passport holders can travel to 176 countries visa-free.

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