Malaysia Ranks High For Global Passport Ranking

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Planning to travel abroad for a vacation? Well, you’ll be happy to know that our passport is still quite strong compared to other countries, giving us the ability to travel to more countries.

The latest Henley Passport Index report, which is an index that rates how “powerful” a passport is, ranked Malaysia’s passport at the 12th spot this year. Dropping down one spot compared to 11th place in 2023.

What makes our passports powerful is the fact that we can visit 182 out of 227 travel destinations without the need to apply for a visa. Malaysia shares the 12th spot with Cyprus and Liechtenstein, where both countries also have a “visa-free score” of 182.

Countries that ranked higher than Malaysia in 2024 include Sweden, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Greece, and our neighbours across the bay Singapore, maintaining its 1st place with visa-free access to 194 destinations. However, this year Singapore shares the number 1 spot with France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Spain.

RankCountryVisa-free destinations
1Singapore, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Spain194
2Finland, South Korea, Sweden193
3Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands192
4Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom191
5Greece, Malta, Switzerland190
6Australia, Czechia, New Zealand, Poland189
7Canada, Hungary, United States188
8Lithuania, Estonia187
9Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia186
11United Arab Emirates183
12Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Malaysia182
This article was first published in 2023 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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