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BD slips 5 notches in Global Passport Power Index

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UNB, Dhaka :
Bangladesh has ranked 100th in the Global Passport Power Rank 2018, slipping five notches from its previous ranking.
In 2017, Bangladesh ranked 95th with visa-free access to 38 countries, according to the rankings released on Tuesday by Henley & Partners, a US-based citizenship and planning firm.
Bangladesh is placed at 100th position jointly with Lebanon, Iran and Kosovo in the global ranking for 2018, all having visa-free access to 41 countries, according to the index.
Japan has the most powerful passports, according to the ranking, with visa-free access to 190 countries in the world.
Singapore, which had the 4th most powerful passport in 2017, has moved up to second in the ranking for 2018 with access to 189 countries, according to the index.
Passports of France, Germany, and South Korea, all of which have access to 188 countries, have been placed third in the 2018 ranking.

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