The Straits Times reported on June 25 that Singaporeans possess the fifth most highly-ranked passport in the world, giving us access to an impressive 170 countries out of 219.

The national daily — being the national daily and all — also listed 14 notable countries that Singapore citizens need a visa to enter.

As useful as that list was, we nonetheless feel The Straits Times can still do better.

We therefore bring you the honour roll of not just countries, but also territories, that us red passport and pink IC holders require a visa to enter, as compiled from Ministry of Home Affairs.

These, by the way, include all types of visas — essentially, as long as you need to apply for something and pay money, either ahead or at the airport, before entering, it’s in this list.

Mothership infographic created on Sporkforge.com
Mothership infographic created on Sporkforge.com

Asia – 28 territories
1. Afghanistan
2. Azerbaijan
3. Armenia
4. Bahrain
5. Bangladesh
6. Bhutan
7. British Indian Ocean Territory
8. India
9. Iran
10. Iraq
11. Jordan
12. Kazakhstan
13. North Korea
14. Kuwait
15. Lebanon
16. Myanmar
17. Nepal
18. Oman
19.Pakistan
20. Palestine
21. Qatar
22. Saudi Arabia
23. Syria
24. Tajikistan
25. Timor Leste
26. Turkmenistan
27. Uzbekistan
28. Yemen

Europe – 6 territories

1. Belarus
2. Channel Islands
3. Isle of Man
4. Moldova
5. Russia
6. Ukraine

Africa – 31 territories

1. Algeria
2. Angola
3. Benin
4. Burundi
5. Cameroon
6. Central African Republic
7. Chad
8. Comorros
9. Democratic Republic of Congo
10. Republic of the Congo – The website states: “Please contact the nearest Mission directly.” We guess that’s a yes?
11. Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
12. Egypt
13. Equatorial Guinea
14. Eritrea
15. Ethiopia
16. Gabon
17. Guinea
18. Guinea-Bissau
19. Liberia
20. Libya
21. Madagascar
22. Mali
23. Mauritania
24. Mozambique
25. Niger
26. Nigeria
27. Sao Tome and Principe
28. Senegal
29. Sierra Leone
30. Somalia
31. Sudan

Caribbean – 5

1. Cayman Island
2. Cuba
3. Dominican Republic
4. Haiti
5. Montserrat

Central America – 1

1. El Salvador

South America – 7

1. Bolivia
2. Falkland Islands
3. Guyana
4. Paraguay
5. South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands
6. Suriname
7. Venezuela

Oceania – 8

1. American Samoa
2. Australia
3. Christmas Island
4. Marshall Islands
5. Nauru
6. Papua New Guinea
7. Pitcairn Island
8. Tonga

That’s a total of 86 countries and territories — not bad at all, at any rate! Time to start planning your next trip. And if it’s to any of these, remember to apply for your visa first.

 

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