For the second straight year, the Pakistani passport has been ranked as the fourth worst passport for international travel by the Henley Passport Index 2021.
The Henley Passport Index, which is a ranking of all the world’s passports based on the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa, placed Pakistan at the 107th position as its holders enjoy visa-free access to 32 countries.
Just like last year, the Pakistani passport only fares better than Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan on the Henley Passport Index. Yemen, Somalia, Palestine, Nepal, Libya, and North Korea have been placed above Pakistan on the list.
Japan has retained the top spot on the Henley Passport Index. The Asian nation has come out on top in the index for the fourth time in a row. Other Asian countries in the most powerful passport list are Singapore, which stands at the second spot, and South Korea tying with Germany in third place.
Here are the 10 most powerful passports in the world:
- Japan (191 destinations)
- Singapore (190)
- South Korea, Germany (189)
- Italy, Finland, Spain, Luxembourg (188)
- Austria, Denmark (187)
- Sweden, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal (186)
- Switzerland, Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, United Kingdom, United States (185)
- Australia, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta (184)
- Canada (183)
- Hungary (181)
Here are the five least powerful passports in the world:
- Afghanistan (26 destinations)
- Iraq (28)
- Syria (29)
- Pakistan (32)
- Yemen, Somalia (33)