Local passport ranked 36th best in world

The Special Administrative Region’s passport, with visa-free access to 120 countries, is ranked 36th best of the 199 passports in the world, according to the Henley & Partners 2015 Visa Restrictions Index, which ranks countries based on the total number of other countries they can access visa-free entry to. Compared to last year, the ranking of the local passport dropped six places from 30th best with visa-free access to 122 countries. Meanwhile, the Portuguese passport is ranked 4th best as its holders can access 170 countries visa-free. Germany and the UK, with visa-free access to 173 countries, jointly rank first.