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Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« on: January 13, 2022, 08:50:27 am »
Wow, Korea has the 2nd best passport globally for 2022 with access
to 190 countries visa free. The UK passport used to be good until
Boris Johnson converted it into toilet paper. Afghanistan has the worst.
I guess tired Taliban fighters will have to apply online for a visa before
they party in Cancun.

The best passports to hold in 2022 are:

1. Japan, Singapore (192 destinations)
2. Germany, South Korea (190)
3. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (189)
4. Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden (188)
5. Ireland, Portugal (187)
6. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (186)
7. Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta (185)
8. Poland, Hungary (183)
9. Lithuania, Slovakia (182)
10. Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia (181)

The worst passports to hold
Several countries around the world have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to fewer than 40 countries. These include:


104. North Korea (39 destinations)
105. Nepal and Palestinian territories (37)
106. Somalia (34)
107. Yemen (33)
108. Pakistan (31)
109. Syria (29)
110. Iraq (28)
111. Afghanistan (26)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henley_Passport_Index

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/henley-index-world-best-passport-2022/index.html


Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2022, 09:39:18 am »
My Somalian passport is so limited.

:(


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Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 10:10:16 am »
I'd say petition your government, but, well, there isn't one to petition.  :sad:


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Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 11:35:29 am »
The top 10 are seoarated by a half dozen countries.

It would be interesting to know which few allow Koreans but not Americans, Aussies, Kiwis, Brits or Canadians.
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Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2022, 12:09:05 pm »
Vietnam would be one of those: I travelled there with a German, and some Korean friends a few years back. Us Euros had to apply for our visas beforehand, but the Koreans got their VOA.


Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2022, 12:31:34 pm »
The UK passport used to be good until
Boris Johnson converted it into toilet paper.
Yes, it's toilet paper in those 186 countries, a real big fall off. Do you even think before you type? It's also probably the 2nd best in the world for getting your ass out of dodge if shit goes down. When Americans are evacuating your asses out of whatever country erupted into civil war or got struck by an earthquake, that UK passport will get you bumped ahead on the next C-130 flight ahead of some Euro who spent his life badmouthing America and now needs US Marines to make sure the people outside the gate don't storm the airfield while they fly his butt out of there.


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Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2022, 12:43:04 pm »
Why always with the euro hate Mr.DeMartino? It makes me sad.  :sad:


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Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2022, 12:48:54 pm »
I am quite keen to know how countries decide on VOA's. I mean what is special about the Czech Republic compared to say Latvia?

Also this website has completely different rankings.

https://www.passportindex.org/byRank.php

It seems Covid has shaken up the rankings.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2022, 12:58:35 pm by confusedsafferinkorea »
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


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Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2022, 01:34:46 pm »
Yes, it's toilet paper in those 186 countries, a real big fall off. Do you even think before you type? It's also probably the 2nd best in the world for getting your ass out of dodge if shit goes down. When Americans are evacuating your asses out of whatever country erupted into civil war or got struck by an earthquake, that UK passport will get you bumped ahead on the next C-130 flight ahead of some Euro who spent his life badmouthing America and now needs US Marines to make sure the people outside the gate don't storm the airfield while they fly his butt out of there.

Haha, simmer down there Sport.  This is a light post meant for entertainment
purposes.  No need for the hissy fit.


Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2022, 01:42:54 pm »
Why always with the euro hate Mr.DeMartino? It makes me sad.  :sad:

Because he wishes he was European.


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Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2022, 01:50:05 pm »
... what is special about the Czech Republic compared to say Latvia?
Damn. Here's a question i'll never face again so here goes:

The Czech Republic has two of the top-10 greatest hockey players ever in Hasek and Jagr.

Latvia came closest to the biggest upset in major juniors hockey history when Canadian coach Ted Nolan had them tied late, until friggin' Canadian Chris Pronger ended it late in regulation.

Czechs make great beer.
Latvians produced coach Viktor Tikhonov and Helmuts Balderis.

Hockey fans know EXACTLY what I'm saying.

To all others: Prague is a great expat city, with tons of books written about it (preInternet), Latvia has.... *blank*...
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Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2022, 01:58:41 pm »
Why always with the euro hate Mr.DeMartino? It makes me sad.  :sad:
They're still ahead 95-5 when it comes to having a go at us Americans. They're fine.


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Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2022, 02:45:42 pm »
Damn. Here's a question i'll never face again so here goes:

The Czech Republic has two of the top-10 greatest hockey players ever in Hasek and Jagr.

Latvia came closest to the biggest upset in major juniors hockey history when Canadian coach Ted Nolan had them tied late, until friggin' Canadian Chris Pronger ended it late in regulation.

Czechs make great beer.
Latvians produced coach Viktor Tikhonov and Helmuts Balderis.

Hockey fans know EXACTLY what I'm saying.

To all others: Prague is a great expat city, with tons of books written about it (preInternet), Latvia has.... *blank*...

So, according to you countries decide on VOA based on the beer and how well they play hockey???  Mmmmm  maybe not.
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Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2022, 02:57:47 pm »
I remember Canada had a problem with visa-free overstays by people with Czech passports many years ago. It wasn’t the hockey players or brewmasters, but there were enough that they decided to require visas. Czech Republic then imposed similar restrictions on Canada as retaliation.


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Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2022, 03:01:24 pm »
I remember Canada had a problem with visa-free overstays by people with Czech passports many years ago. It wasn’t the hockey players or brewmasters, but there were enough that they decided to require visas. Czech Republic then imposed similar restrictions on Canada as retaliation.

I think it is pretty obvious that brewmasters should be visa free anywhere
in the world.


Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2022, 04:34:19 pm »
Google-fu showed that Sandis Ozolinsh was Latvian. Remember him being a Colorado Avalanche burr in our Red Wing saddle.

EDIT- Ol Arturs Irbe is Latvian too. Played for Carolina when the the Wings beat them for the Cup.

And apparently Baryshnikov as well and Porzingis is Latvian too
« Last Edit: January 13, 2022, 04:42:08 pm by Mr.DeMartino »


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Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2022, 05:12:21 pm »
According to these rankings, wouldn’t it be the third best?  There are two countries tied for first place.  According to this, Germany and South Korea are tied for third place.


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Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2022, 03:22:44 pm »
According to these rankings, wouldn’t it be the third best?  There are two countries tied for first place.  According to this, Germany and South Korea are tied for third place.

Exactly!
How can you be number 5 for example, when you have 12 others in front of you?
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Re: Korea has 2nd best passport available in 2022
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2022, 05:30:56 pm »
Won’t need my passport to travel to my 2022 likely destination: Jeju (again)

Unless Korea gets rid of the mandatory self-quarantine for overseas travel.