A global passport index has placed the Moroccan passport 64th in the world in terms of travel power.
Rabat – Arton’s Capital, a Canadian consulting firm, has just ranked Morocco’s passport at 64th in the world based on the number of countries Moroccans can travel to visa-free.
The study looked at 193 UN nations, as well as six regional passports, to determine the world’s strongest passport, reports news sources.
The Moroccan passport in 2018 enables Moroccans visa-free access to 30 countries, as well as the ability to obtain a visa on arrival in 38 countries.
The Moroccan passport has added three more countries to its list of visa-free destinations, compared to the 2017 study done by Arton’s Capital. A separate study published by Gulf news earlier this year showed Morocco in the upper half of Arab nations based on passport power.
Tunisia, the only non-Gulf nation to score higher than Morocco in the report, also outranks Morocco by two places in Arton Capital’s 2018 report.
Morocco’s stable government, alongside its increasing involvement in foreign business and diplomacy with Asia and Europe, contributed to the country’s improved passport ranking.
Gulf countries, with the exception of Yemen and Israel remain the MENA region’s strongest in terms of passport power due to strong political and economic ties with western countries.
Singapore and Germany tied for first in this year’s report. The US came in second, tied with Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, and South Korea.
On the other end of the spectrum, Afghanistan had the weakest passport in the world, with visa-free access to only five countries. Iraq scored the lowest among Arab nations, with visa-free access to seven nations.