A recent report from the Henley Passport Index shows that Pakistani passport is among the five worst for international traveling.
As per the index, Pakistan stands just above Afghanistan, Iran, and Syria.
The Henley Index is issued by a global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley and Partners with its headquarters in Jersey.
The report was published recently in which the Pakistani passport was ranked at the One hundred and second (102nd) position from a total of 105 reviewed passports. However, Pakistani passport holders can still travel to thirty nations of the world, without having to apply for a visa as you can get an on-arrival visa for the said countries.
The Most Powerful Passports
Japan and Singapore stand at the top of this list with equivalent ratings. Both the Asian countries have superseded Germany which previously held the top position.
Just so that you know, Japanese and Singaporean passport holders can travel to over one hundred and eighty destinations throughout the world without applying for a visa. The German Passport, with its visa-free access to over one hundred and seventy-nine destinations, is in the second position now.
The index’s third position is shared by 7 countries including:
- South Korea
If you are a passport holder of one of the above-mentioned nations, you can travel to one hundred and seventy-eight destinations without the need for a visa.
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According to the stats, Malaysia has improved a step further among Asian countries is ranked 11th. Malaysian passport holders can travel without a visa, to one hundred and sixty-nine destinations across the globe.
The Henley index shows American and Canadian passports ranked in the fifth place. These two countries have got a visa-free access to one hundred and seventy-six destinations.
The index shows that the United Arab Emirates stands at the 27th, with visa-free access to one hundred and forty destinations across the world.
Here’s the list of the five most powerful passports in the world:
|Countries||Visa-Free Access Countries|
|Japan & Singapore||180|
|Finland, Spain, South Korea, Denmark, France, Italy, Sweden||178|
|Norway, Australia, Luxembourg, Portugal, United Kingdom, Netherlands||177|
|Switzerland, United States, Canada, Ireland||176|