UAE passport is 9th most powerful in the world
The UAE passport has moved up the ranks to become the ninth most powerful passport in the world.
Dr Anwar Gargash, the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday.
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الترتيب 9 في المؤشر العالمي لقوة جواز السفر
بدخول 157 دوله بدون تاشيره مسبقه
— د. أنور قرقاش (@AnwarGargash) September 13, 2018
Now, UAE citizens can enter 157 countries without a prior visa.
A bilateral visa waiver agreement between the UAE and Russia in July had seen the Emirati passport take up the 10th position worldwide.
The Passport Index ranks passports around the world as frequently as new visa waivers and changes are made.