Pakistani Passport is the 2nd Worst in the World for Traveling

Pakistani passport with a score 29 has been ranked as the second worst in the world for international travel after Afghanistan with 25 score, says the Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index 2016.

Pakistan ranks 103 of a total 104 countries and only ranks better than Afghanistan. Thus meaning that citizens of Pakistan and Afghanistan face the most amount of visa restrictions while traveling across the globe.

Germany ranked number one on the index with 177 points, while Pakistan scored 29 points. Sweden secured the second spot (176 points), followed by France, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom ranking third on the index. India ranked 85 on the list, with a score of 52, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh ranked at 96 with 39 scores.

The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index is a global ranking of countries according to the travel freedom that their citizens enjoy. For more than a decade, Henley & Partners has analyzed global visa regulations to present an index ranking each country and territory in the world by the number of countries that their citizens can travel to visa-free.

The index is produced in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest database of travel information, and is published annually. Countries are ranked according to the total number of other countries which they can access visa-free.

“Visa requirements are-an expression of the relationships between individual nations,” the company’s websites notes, and, “generally reflect the relations and status of a country within the international community of nations”.


The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index was created with visa regulations effective on 1 January 2016, including any temporary visa regulations applicable on that date.

The Index contains the following assumptions:

  • All passports evaluated are assumed to be biometric (ICAO 9303 compliant)
  • There are 219 destination countries (territories) in total. The maximum attainable score is 218 (points are not assigned for a national traveling to their own country)
  • The amount of nationalities (passports) evaluated is 199. These are the 193 Member States of the United Nations, Taiwan, Kosovo, Palestinian Territory, Vatican City, Hong Kong (SAR China), Macao (SAR China)
  • E-visas are treated in the same way as visas on arrival. Where the conditions for obtaining an e-visa are straightforward (fee, return ticket, hotel reservation), a point was assigned. Where there are additional conditions (e.g. invitation letter, consular approval), a point was not assigned
  • Countries that do not enforce their own visa restrictions are considered as a nationality, but not as a destination: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Palestinian Territory, San Marino, and Vatican City
  • Countries that enforce their own visa restrictions but issue passports under the authority of a governing country are considered as a destination, but not as a nationality: Aruba, Anguilla, Bermuda, Bonaire and St. Eustatius and Saba, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Cook Islands, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French West Indies, Gibraltar, Guam, Mayotte, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Samoa (American), St. Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (US).

You can check out the complete report here.

      • E.g. 2012 Karachi n now in 2016.
        Suicide attacks used to happen 3 times in a week n now u can see it.
        Foreigner’s r investing in different sectors.

        Buhgezey Nawaz me itna bi na jaho k mulk ki izaat dosro k samney taar taar kero.

        • Ohhh Please bhai yeh jazbati dialog matt maro. Sirf 1 he baat bata do k Petroleum products py awam ko Jaiz benefits kyn nahi diye ja rhy? Ab keh do k yeh Question bhe Bughz e Nawaz main kiya ja rha hai ?
          Agr Aqal rkhty ho tou yeh smjhna bhe zaroori hai k yeh km Suicide Attacks aur Karachi k Halat Purely Army Decision aur Efforts hain.

          • Seriously get a life bro
            Petrol prices benefits have been passing to consumers.Today there was another reduction 8.42.
            Compare the prices with the region india still has around 1 dollar per liter while we are having at 0.65 dollars
            Stop crying and think positively

          • Prices of petrol here in UAE are below:
            Special 95: AED 1.47 = Rs. 41.89 which in Pakistan is Rs.62
            High octane 98: AED 1.58 = 45.03

            UAE is an oil rich country whereas Pakistani isn’t. Current special-95 is Rs.62 /Liter in Pakistan, difference is Rs 19.

            Those who think Rs.19 per liter isn’t fair for what price government of Pakistan pays, transportation charges across the country (keeping same rate) and for tax collection (which hardly any Pakistani is willing to pay) should commit a suicide asap.

            One can only laugh when some d-heads politicians say that this reduction should be up to Rs.35 and their followers say the same. Rest of the world is in 21st century while these people with their negativity will keep Pakistan in stone age.

        • Jab ppp goverment me the to yahi nawaz mulk ki izzat dosro k samne taar taar taar karta tha.

          And by the way peace is due to army and rangers and nawaz has nothing to do with it. He is not in control of armed forces of Pakistan

          • So army isn’t an institution which can deliver unless having a good COAS ? Why Kayani couldn’t deliver then with PPP government ?

            Danday ke qaum danday ko salam….

            Boss should be appreciated for selection of a good sub-ordinate, here boss is PM and sub-ordinate is COAS :)
            But lets say “Thank you Raheel Shareef” for getting selected ?

            When we will stop taking interest in news like “Chief isn’t taking extension” we will be in right direction.

            • Selecting a COAS is always a gamble for Head of state.
              Like what musharaf did to nawaz. But current and coming COAS all have one thing in common, they have been fighting battle for more than a decade now and have given too many lives for Pakistan. So they dont get involved in politics now and do their job properly.
              Nawaz was to much reluctant for cleanup operation and worried about backlash from terrorists till the day of APS attack. After that army decided to do the operation and nawaz had to allow becoz he didn’t had any other choice.
              Nawaz is still not in favor of the cleanup operation because ishaq dollar$$ doesn’t have money for national action plan but he has money for Metros (orange, green, blue, pink) lines. What a joke

  • But this isn’t the TRUE & POSITIVE PAKISTAN that we know of in our Utopia that we live in. Another Sharmeen Obaid kinda defamation for Purestani society. :) :D

      • Bakwas band kar sharm kar fitnay kaffir ko khatam kia us nay is mulk ko pakiza kia hay us nay dajal say .Mumtaz Qadri is jannati.Shame on justice system of Pakistan.

        • ap ki zubhan se nazar a raha hai key apnai waliden nae kisi tarbiyat ki hai apki :) kash apki walida ap ko tameez se bat kerna sakha dayti . jahan tak mumtaz qadri ki baat hai wo jahnumi hai kiun key aik insaan ka qatal pori insiniyat ka qatal hai. aur taseeer nae koi touheen e rasalat nae ki thy balkay bilul thik kaha tha wo kala qanoon hai aur us ko khatam ya change hona chahye. yeh qanoon insaan ka banya howa hai to insaan ko haq hai change kernai ka

  • Yeh b sharmeen ya malala par daaldey gi qoom lol, deobandi takffiri taliban to ache haien scho mien bacho ko parhtai haien pakistan ki tameer o tariqi mien sab se agye yeh orange line metro mien sari labour wohi hai and wo b free ki

  • Still Proud to be a Pakistani
    Ek din sab theek ho jaye ga Insha’Allah jab hum sab #TruePakistani ho jayen ge
    New day new hope
    Pakistan Zindabad

  • We need to start pointing ourselves as individual – the day we started this, we shall start moving towards positivity. Otherwise it is easy to fight with each others

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