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Old 09-17-2017, 03:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Interesting ranking taking a look at a travel accessibility - how many countries citizens can travel to without needing a specific visa:

The Most Powerful Passports in the World, Ranked | VIVA Lifestyle & Travel
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:52 PM
 
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I think all big European countries passports are equal. There are several other articles about the ranking and they are all different.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:55 PM
 
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Germany #1
and no, they are not equal.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:00 PM
 
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Our USA ranking is to a great degree influenced by our visa requirements on other countries, which usually leads to reciprocal retaliation.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:33 PM
 
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Germany #1
and no, they are not equal.
The difference of 1 or 2 countries among the top 20 are probably nothing.

The list changes all the time. Why Singapore is #2 on this list and #12 on your list?

https://www.passportindex.org/byRank.php
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:42 AM
 
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Normally these "powerful passports" still don't allow them to visit some of the largest and most interesting countries in the world: Russia, China, India and Brazil.

Number of countries really don't matter that much. Monaco counts as one country, so does Brazil.
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:24 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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The difference of 1 or 2 countries among the top 20 are probably nothing.

The list changes all the time. Why Singapore is #2 on this list and #12 on your list?

https://www.passportindex.org/byRank.php
The "Happiest" countries stay near the top!

My colleagues (many from Germany and Singapore) get a LOT more freedom to enter other countries, while I am stuck in immigration. (with my USA docs...)
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:46 AM
 
Location: SW France
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I'm not sure that the comparisons available on the passport index actually tell the whole story.

For instance I compared the UK with the USA and specifically for visiting Cuba.

For both countries it said that a visa was required.

I think it's easier for a Brit to get a visa to go there- we've done it- but there are a few more hoops to jump through for an American to get one.

That's just one example, and my point is are there many other examples where one country's resident is more or less likely to obtain a visa somewhere compared to someone from another country?
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Old 09-18-2017, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Normally these "powerful passports" still don't allow them to visit some of the largest and most interesting countries in the world: Russia, China, India and Brazil.
Normally, if you're bothered to do a little bit of google search, you would notice that these powerful passports allow them to visit Brazil and India. Almost the entire world can enter India with a simple eVisa and all Europeans can enter Brazil without a visa.

On the other hand, China and Russia both have an extremely restrictive visa policy; almost no foreign visitors can enter them without a visa, powerful or powerless passports alike, so your argument is invalid.

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Number of countries really don't matter that much. Monaco counts as one country, so does Brazil.
You know, coming from you, this statement is so incredibly convincing that I can't help but cringe my ass off. I'm sure that you wouldn't mind giving up your Canadian passport in exchange of your old Chinese one. After all, numbers don't matter much. Amirite?
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:58 AM
 
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imo, every passport should be considered equal, it's just a piece of paper. What should value is their visa requirements.
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