Macau SAR passport powers up

The Macau SAR passport ranked 32nd in the Passport Index released by the Global Passport Power Rank this week, with a 120 visa-free score.
The city’s travel document climbed two positions when compared to last year.
The rank measures the ‘strength’ of passports worldwide by considering their total visa-free score.
The Singapore passport was considered to be the most ‘powerful’ worldwide, scoring 159, ahead of Germany (158) – which ranked first in 2016 – and Sweden and South Korea (158), both occupying third position.
According to the index, Paraguay removing visa requirements for Singaporeans has propelled Singapore’s passport to the top of the rankings.
The Hong Kong SAR passport made 16th position worldwide, dropping one slot from a year before.
Historically, the top 10 most powerful passports in the world have mostly been European, with Germany leading for the past two years. Other Asian passports in the top 20 include Japan and Malaysia.