Luxembourg passport, fourth most ‘powerful’ in the world
If you are the holder of a Luxembourg passport, its power rank for 2017 is fourth place together with eight other countries, according to a new report.
The new edition of “Passport Index” shows that Luxembourg has climbed four places in the “World Openness Score” from last year to fourth in 2017, scoring as total of 157 points.
The Grand Duchy shares its position with Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Portugal, South Korea and USA.
The number one position goes to Germany with 160 points, number two to Sweden with 159 points. Third position this year is awarded to seven countries including the UK, France, Denmark, Norway and Spain.
However if we compare a Luxembourg passport to a British one for example, you are able to travel visa-free to the following countries that require a “visa on arrival” if you are from the UK:
Laos, Palau, Samoa, East Timor, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates.
You are also now able to travel to Iran and obtain a visa on arrival with a Luxembourg passport whereas a British one requires full visa application.
Arton Capital’s Passport Index, to give the study its full name, collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world. It is a real time global ranking tool of the world’s passports, updated as frequently as new visa waivers and changes are announced.