USA passports have weakened under Trump


Singapore may be a city-state but it has the most powerful passport in the world, according to the "Global Passport Power Rank 2017" by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. Most recently, the US and Turkey have become involved in a diplomatic dispute that has involved the suspension of visas.

People who hold a USA passport will have more global travel restrictions than ever - and it's all thanks to Trump, say finance firm Arton Capital.

Pakistan meanwhile is nowhere in the last even in the top 50 countries.

Mr May adds that Singapore's rise is a "testament" of its "inclusive diplomatic relations and effective foreign policy".

Other Asian passports in the top 20 include those of South Korea, Japan, and Malaysia.

With Paraguay removing its visa requirements for Singaporeans, travellers with a Singapore passport can now travel to 159 countries visa-free, says the 2017 Passport Index.

On the other hand, and for the first time, an Asian country has emerged with the most powerful passport with Singapore citizens permitted visa-free travel to 159 countries.

Passports of 193 United Nations member countries and six territories were considered.

For the USA, the report says the country's passport power dropped since President Donald Trump took office.

It's official, Singapore now has the most powerful passport in the world.

The worst country on the report is Afghanistan which citizens can only visit 22 countries visa-free.

"Visa-free global mobility has become an important factor in today's world", said founder and president of Arton Capital Armand Arton.

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It is now ranked second, with a visa-free score of 158.

Germany is now placed at number two in the list.

To see where your passport ranks - if it hasn't been mentioned already - see the full list here.

The British passport holds some clout, but if you thought it was the most powerful in the world then you are sorely mistaken. Spain and Italy tied for third, with Ireland rounding out the top five.