Sunday, November 16, 2008

Passport comparison on visa-free entry

It was reported last week that, Gong Li (巩俐), who grew up in my hometown of Jinan (济南) and now is one of the most well-known Chinese movie stars, has been granted Singapore citizenship after 12 years since she married a Singaporean tobacco tycoon, Ooi Hoe Soeng (黄和祥), in 1996. According to what she later explained, this is because she travels a lot and it's convenient to hold a Singapore passport.

Like all passports of developed countries, Singapore Passport is also a well-recognised travel document for international travel freedom, which means that the passport holder may enjoy visa-free access to a majority of countries and territories for short-term tourism visits.

I am hereby listing several coverage maps in regard to visa-free or visa-on-arrival access using passports of several countries and territories. All the maps are from the Wikipedia, and the data is from Henley & Partners, as of 15 Nov 2008.

Australian Passport
Rank 7, Visa-free access to 151 countries and territories

British Passport
Rank 6, Visa-free access to 152 countries and territories

Canadian Passport
Rank 4, Visa-free access to 154 countries and territories

Hong Kong Passport
Rank 13, Visa-free access to 110 countries and territories

Mainland China Passport
Rank 79, Visa-free access to 33 countries and territories

New Zealand Passport
Rank 8, Visa-free access to 150 countries and territories

Singapore Passport
Rank 8, Visa-free access to 150 countries and territories

United States Passport
Rank 3, Visa-free access to 155 countries and territories


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