Pakistan’s Passport Fourth Worst in the World
Pakistan has recently been titled with having the fourth weakest passport according to the Henley Passport Index.
Pakistan has recently been titled with having the fourth weakest passport in the world behind the war-torn Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq, according to the Henley Passport Index. The Henley Passport Index is the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The following ranking is devoid of any temporary pandemic-related travel restrictions.
According to the rankings, Japan came on top with access to 193 countries with Singapore in the second with access to 192 countries. Both Germany and South Korea are in third place with each giving access to 191 destinations.
Moreover, despite a military coup, Myanmar has secured the 94th position in the index with access to 47 destinations whereas India and Bangladesh stand at the 84th and 100th ranks, respectively.
China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) climb from the 90th position to 68th, and 65th position to 15th, respectively.
European Union (EU) countries make the majority of countries ranked on the top 10 list of the Henley Passport Index. The report also reveals that the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) have dropped down to seventh place, together with Switzerland, Belgium, and New Zealand.
Among other countries, the passports of which are ranked among the most powerful are Italy, Finland, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Malta, Greece, and Norway.
The gap between Japan that holds first place and Afghanistan’s access to other countries is 167, with Pakistan ranking in the fourth last position of the index.
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