Belgium has the 5th best passport in the World

There are nationalities that are more advantageous than others. And passports that make it easier to cross borders than others.

Traveling has become easier. But this does not mean that we can all fairly go to the countries of our choice. Thus, traveling in the Schengen area is simple for nationals of the member states of this area of free movement in Europe. But visas are often needed to travel around the world and visit some countries.

The financial consulting firm Arton Capital has just released its ranking of the most advantageous passports in the world. Previously, Germany was leading this ranking but now it’s Singapore’s passport the number 1.

Belgium is ranked 5th along with Luxembourg, Portugal, Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland. 

Belgians are allowed to enter in 158 countries without a visa. Below the list of visa-required countries:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Algeria
  3. Angola
  4. Azerbaijan
  5. Bhutan
  6. Burundi
  7. Cameroon
  8. Central African Republic
  9. Chad
  10. China
  11. Congo
  12. Congo (Dem. Rep.)
  13. Cuba
  14. Equatorial Guinea
  15. Eritrea
  16. Ghana
  17. Guinea
  18. Iraq
  19. Liberia
  20. Libya
  21. Mali
  22. Mongolia
  23. Myanmar [Burma]
  24. Nauru
  25. Niger
  26. Nigeria
  27. North Korea
  28. Pakistan
  29. Russia
  30. Saudi Arabia
  31. Sierra Leone
  32. South Sudan
  33. Sudan
  34. Turkmenistan
  35. Uzbekistan
  36. Viet Nam
  37. Yemen

The passports taken into account are the 193 member countries of the United Nations, as well as Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Palestine and the Vatican.