According to a recent report of Henley Passport Index, Pakistani passport is declared among the five worst for international travelling. Pakistan stands only above Iran, Afghanistan and Syria. The said index is issued by Henley and partners, a global citizenship and residence advisory firm based in Jersey. The recently published report ranks Pakistan at a 102nd position out of 105 total reviewed passports. However, Pakistani passport holders can travel to 30 nations of the world without applying for the visa, availing on arrival visa for the said countries.
The first position was shared by Japan and Singapore having equal ratings. Japanese and Singaporean passport holders can travel to 180 destinations of the world without having to apply for a visa. The second position belongs to the German passport with its visa-free access to 179 countries. The third position was shared by Spain, Sweden, Finland, Italy, France, Denmark and South Korea. The passport holders of these seven countries can travel up to 178 destinations without a visa.
The stats show that Malaysia particularly has improved their standing and are on 11th rank with passport holders having access to 69 destinations without a visa. America and Canada were ranked at 5th with visa-free access to 176 destinations. The United Arab Emirates stands on 27th with visa-free access to 140 destinations.
FIVE MOST POWERFUL PASSPORTS IN THE WORLD:
1) Japan, Singapore: 180
2) Germany: 179
3) Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, South Korea: 178
4) Norway, United Kingdom, Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal: 177
5) Switzerland, Ireland, United States, Canada: 176
FIVE WORST PASSPORTS IN THE WORLD:
1) Afghanistan: 24
2) Iraq: 27
3) Syria: 28
4) Pakistan: 30
5) Somalia: 32
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