July 09, 2020 08:33
The South Korean passport is the third-most powerful in the world, according to a Swiss research firm. Henley and Partners said on Tuesday that South Korea ranked third on its latest index, down a notch from 2019, tying with Germany. South Korean nationals can travel visa-free to 189 destinations.
Japan continues to top the list, with its citizens permitted to travel visa-free to 191 countries, followed by Singapore with 190.
But with South Korea among 14 nations whose citizens are allowed to resume entering EU countries from this month due to an easing of the coronavirus epidemic, pundits say its ranking could be considered as being at No. 2, as Singaporean passport holders are still banned from entering EU countries
North Korea, meanwhile, ranked 103rd, with visa-free travel allowed to 39 countries.
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