Indonesia ranks 7th in travel freedom among Southeast Asian countries

Indonesia ranks 7th in travel freedom among Southeast Asian countries


Jakarta — Henley & Partners, a firm that studies citizenship and residency visa issues, has announced that Indonesia ranks seventh in travel freedom among countries in Southeast Asia. The data was announced in the firm’s 2017 visa restriction index, which was created in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The index measures the number of countries a particular country’s citizens can visit on a free visa policy. Currently, the Indonesian passport enables its holders to travel to 57 countries on a visa-free policy. The rank shows that Indonesia’s travel freedom is lower than that of Timor Leste, which sits in fourth place with access to 83 countries on a visa-free policy. Singapore tops the index with access to 173 countries on a visa-free policy, followed by Malaysia with access to 164 countries. In addition, Henley & Partners stated that more and more individuals are living and doing business on an international scale. “Residency visas and dual citizenship are becoming increasingly attractive options,” the firm said. Ā According to the firm, additional passports could be the solution to unlocking travel potential for citizens from countries with fewer visa waiver agreements. “This second passport gives a business person access to the global market, which in turn creates opportunity for growth,” the firm said.

Source: thejakartapost