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Old 05-07-2019, 02:28 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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World's most powerful passports for 2019 named


It's on the internet so who knows its validity (b/c I'm a French model sooo…) but Japan is supposedly the most powerful.


Japan 190 countries visa-free
Singapore, South Korea 189
France, Germany 188
Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden 187
Luxembourg, Spain 186
Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States 185
Belgium, Canada, Greece, Ireland 184
Czech Republic 183
Malta 182
Australia, Iceland, New Zealand 181
Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia 180
Estonia, Malaysia 179
Liechtenstein 178
Chile 175
Monaco, Poland 174
Cyprus 173
Brazil 171
Argentina 170
Bulgaria, Hong Kong (SAR China), Romania 169
Andorra, Croatia, San Marino 168
So, Japan has access to a mere 5 more countries than the United States. Probably countries that almost nobody cares to go to anyway.
I will still sleep soundly tonight.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:34 PM
 
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So, Japan has access to a mere 5 more countries than the United States. Probably countries that almost nobody cares to go to anyway.
I will still sleep soundly tonight.
It has nothing to do with people wanting to go there. The thread is about restrictions. Just by nationality alone, Americans have restrictions on them.


Doesn't matter if people want to go those places or not.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:37 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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It has nothing to do with people wanting to go there. The thread is about restrictions. Just by nationality alone, Americans have restrictions on them.


Doesn't matter if people want to go those places or not.
Yes, every country has restrictions on travel and migration to and from foreign countries. That is the way the world works. No country wants their citizens traveling to an enemy country or territory.

Nobody has unlimited rights to travel wherever they want. It is nothing new.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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I'd tend to disagree with you. I fully intend on visiting when Orange Face is forced to depart.

I just returned from Cuba and it was a wonderful place to visit.

Don't let your leaders play benevolent father with your citizens. If we're truly free, we wouldn't have ignorant travel bans for our own citizens.
Itís not smart to visit North Korea no matter whoís president. Americans do it but itís not advised, you travel there at your own risk.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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So, Japan has access to a mere 5 more countries than the United States. Probably countries that almost nobody cares to go to anyway.
I will still sleep soundly tonight.
More to the point, having to apply for a tourist visa isn't the same as having no access to a country. You can almost certainly still go there, it's just more of a hassle to arrange. North Korea and (to a lesser extent) Cuba are the only countries I know of that are currently closed to people traveling on a US passport.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:53 PM
 
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More to the point, having to apply for a tourist visa isn't the same as having no access to a country. You can almost certainly still go there, it's just more of a hassle to arrange. North Korea and (to a lesser extent) Cuba are the only countries I know of that are currently closed to people traveling on a US passport.
People can go to NK & Cuba. You just have to go through another country. For example, NK, you go through China.


But there are no embassies that can help you if you are in trouble. It's risky but not impossible.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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So, Japan has access to a mere 5 more countries than the United States. Probably countries that almost nobody cares to go to anyway.
I will still sleep soundly tonight.
China is one of the five countries.

Plenty of people care to visit the most populous country in the world.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:56 PM
 
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I doubt anybody in America is in much of a hurry to visit North Korea anytime soon.

Leave it to weirdos like Dennis Rodman.
Oh no don't call him that. He's gonna cry.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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I would like to go to NK as well. I find it so intriguing, the fact that it is so mysterious to me makes me want to go.


I have read about people who have gone. There are organized tours from Beijing. I am sure they only show you a small part of the country though.


Still, wildly fascinating. I'd like to go to Cuba too.
Cuba is probably better.

North Korea only allows you to see a very limited part of the country. The worst part is you can't really talk to local people. The upside is a trip to NK won't cost a lot of money.
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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How would anybody know your sexual orientation unless you specifically told them?
If he travels with his boyfriend/husband, people can figure it out.
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