Pakistani Passport is No Longer Among the Worst in the World

Pakistani passport has made significant gains as it now ranks 92nd in the Global Passport Index 2018.

The Green passport holders can travel to as many as 36 countries without acquiring a visa in advance, according to the data collected by Passport Index.

The index shows that Pakistani passport holders get a visa-free entry in eight countries – last year it was 6 – while 28 states will welcome them with visa on arrival.

People holding the Pakistani passport are allowed Visa-free entry in these countries:

  • Dominica
  • Haiti
  • Micronesia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Vanuatu
  • Qatar
  • Ivory Coast (pre-enrollment)


Pakistani Passport’s Ranking Gets Even Worse in 2018 Report

These countries permit Pakistani passport holders, a visa on arrival:

  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritania
  • Myanmar
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Tanzania
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bolivia
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Lesotho

Still Among the Weakest Passports

In 2017, the Passport Index ranked Pakistan world’s second-worst travel document after just above Afghanistan. The situation for Green Passport holders has not become too ideal as we still lack one point behind war-torn Syria, but two slots above Iraq and Afghanistan.


Pakistan Falls Further Behind in Global Competitive Index

Top Ranked Passports

Singapore and Germany are the strongest passports at the time with 127 and 126 countries giving their citizens visa-free entry, respectively.

Here are the top-ranked passports in the world, ordered according to ranking:

  1. Singapore and German
  2. Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, USA, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, South Korea, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
  3. Belgium, Austria, Japan, Greece, Porugal, Switzerland, UK, Ireland, Canada, and UAE.

Via Passport Index

  • Fahad Aslam


  • Faran Rasheed

    No visa on arrival to Malaysia, it’s e-visa. You need to get it before travelling.

  • Tech Boy

    click bait title. There is no difference than last year.

  • Khawaja

    We’re still the third worst in the world, such a misleading title and most of the countries listed under Visa on arrival require an e-visa prior to travelling.

  • M Imran Murtaza

    now the 3rd worst in passport index.

  • Fahad Hafeez

    visa free Qatar ? visa on arrival Malaysia and mayanmaar ?? are u sure ?

    • sani

      Qatar just allowed us some visa on arrival option, There are some glitches and some of my friends experienced the same, so be cautious slightly. For Malaysia, eVisa is required.

    • Malik Wahab

      Same question in my mind qatar visa free

    • M Imran Murtaza

      no visa on arrival for malaysia. you can get malaysia evisa

  • sani

    this can be easily improved if the will is their in the goverment. Countries such as Oman and UAE can easily grant visa on arrival if diplomatically handled well

  • Sibtain Reza

    I recently traveled Qatar and yes the visa was on arrival. Not sure about Malaysia and others.

    • Khurram Asif

      but they are saying People holding the Pakistani passport are allowed Visa-free entry in QATAR that cant be true…..

  • lol
    Teeny tiny happiness moments of our public :D
    “Oh look, someone just surpassed us being the worst. This is a great news. Let’s be happy.”

  • Khurram Asif

    I dont think they are correct on QATAR…..

    • Khurram Asif

      People holding the Pakistani passport are allowed Visa-free entry in QATAR…. hazam nahi ho rahi yeah baat

      • M Imran Murtaza

        title hi correct nh hai… 2nd worst position se 3rd worst position pe pe hai.

  • Pakistani visitors to Qatar can now get free visas on arrival at Qatar’s airport.