Trying to decide which country to visit for your next grand adventure, wondering which passport to bring for dual citizens, or simply curious about passport trivia? Check out the online passport database tool: Arton Capital’s Passport Index 2016.
It is an online interactive tool that enables users to explore and compare the rankings of different passport powers among 199 countries. Rankings are based on a visa-free score or VFS (i.e. the countries a passport can enter without visa requirements or with visa requirements but obtained on arrival). In this, the better the VFS, the better the global mobility and consequently, the more powerful the passport. For example, the Philippines has a VSF of 62; that is, a Philippine passport holder can visit over 62 countries without a visa or on arrival. Individually, Germany holds the highest power rank; Afghanistan, the lowest; and the Philippines in between with a power rank of 124.
Conversely, countries are also ranked based on how welcoming they are, measured in terms of how many countries are able to enter visa-free or on arrival. The Philippines has a welcoming rank of 19 with a welcoming countries score of 159; that is, the Philippines accepts 159 country passports visa-free or on arrival. Finally, the site features a blog section, Passe/Port, which focuses on discussions on passport news, citizenship, and visa policies.
So let’s use the site to become more aware of our passport visa rights. Once you’ve checked which countries your passport can enter visa-free, explore available international travel promos and travel expos to further help you choose your next destination!