SINGAPORE: Singapore’s passport ranks second in the 2018  Henley Passport Index, its highest ranking on the index in the last 10 years, according to residence and citizenship advisory firm Henley & Partners on Tuesday (Jan 9).

Germany took the top spot for the fifth year running.

The index is based on how many countries various passport holders can travel to without a visa.

Singapore passport holders can travel to 176 countries without a visa, up from 173 countries, according to Henley’s 2016 Visa Restrictions Index.

German passport holders have visa-free access to 177 countries, up from last year’s 176.

Third place on the list is shared among Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the UK. Passport holders from these countries enjoy visa-free travel to 175 countries.