By: Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Republic of China (Taiwan) passports have a power ranking of
28th, indicating a relatively high level of travel freedom for its citizens, according to the Passport Index created by financial advisory firm Arton Capital.
The index’s visa-free score represents the number of countries a passport holder can visit visa-free or with a visa on arrival.
Taiwanese passport holders can visit 119 countries around the world without having to obtain a visa in advance, up 10 from 2016, earning the passport a power ranking of 28, the same ranking it had in last year’s survey.
But because individual power rankings can include more than one country, the 119 countries accessible to Taiwanese passport holders without a visa ranked 63rd among the countries in the survey. [FULL STORY]