The United Arab Emirates (UAE) passport has been named the world's most powerful in a newly released list of rankings, with New Zealand coming in at sixth-equal.
Passport Index ranks nations on the total number of countries their passport entitles them visa-free travel to.
It's a rival ranking to the Henley Passport Index, which put Japan in the top spot and Aotearoa in eighth-equal last month.
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The Global Passport Power Rank 2018 lists the UAE as having visa-free access to 113 countries, visa on arrival access to a further 54 and access with a visa to another 31, for a total 'visa-free score' of 167.
New Zealand's total is listed as 162, broken down as 112 visa-free, 50 visa on arrival and 36 visa required.
Afghanistan has the bottom spot on the list, with a score of 29, while Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia each also received scores under 40.
The Passport Index top ten most powerful for 2018 are as follows:
- United Arab Emirates
- Singapore, Germany
- Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Norway, South Korea, United States of America
- Belgium, Austria, Japan, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada
- Czech Republic, Hungary
- Malta, Iceland, New Zealand
- Malaysia, Slovenia, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Latvia, Australia
- Romania, Bulgaria
- Cyprus, Liechtenstein
The Passport Index is backed by Canadian financial advisory firm Arton Capital, while the Henley Index is powered by the International Air Transport Association.