The South Korean passport was found to be the third most effective one for travelers around the world, allowing its bearers to travel to 191 countries visa-free, data showed.
Asia’s fourth-largest economy and Germany tied for third, only after Japan and Singapore, in the latest edition of the Henley Passport Index.
The Japanese passport provides visa-free travel to 193 countries and Singapore to 192 countries.
The index released by immigration consulting firm Henley & Partners is the ranking of all the world’s passports based on the number of countries their holders can travel without a visa. It did not take into account temporary travel curbs for the new coronavirus pandemic, the company said. (Yonhap)
By Nam Kyung-don (firstname.lastname@example.org