South African passport power weakens again

The Russian Federation‚ meanwhile‚ has climbed three places to claim 45th position.

Partly as a result of China’s recent visa-waiver agreement with the UAE‚ the North Asian nation has shown the most growth in its region over the past year‚ moving up 11 places compared with 2017 and now ranking 74th globally.

“The UAE continues to be a leading example of travel freedom in the Middle East‚ climbing an impressive 34 positions on the Henley Passport Index over the past decade – and 11 positions in the past year alone‚” the report states.

It now provides its citizens with visa-free access to 140 countries worldwide. The UAE climbed to 27th place on the index after gaining entry to China and Ireland earlier this year. It also recently signed a…

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