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:
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Dem. Rep.)
- Equatorial Guinea
- Myanmar [Burma]
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Sudan
- Viet Nam
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.