Pakistan’s Passport is Still Ranked Among the Worst 5 in the World

According to the Henley Passport Index’s 3rd Quarterly report, Japan and Singapore’s passports have been declared as the most powerful passports in the world. The passport holders of the two countries enjoy visa-free access to 189 countries.

Singapore has retained its number one status, the same as last year, while Germany has dropped one point to second place along with Finland and South Korea.

Pakistan ranks at a dismal 106th spot, only three ahead of the lowest-ranked Afghanistan.

The index includes all 199 passports and 227 travel destinations across the globe. The total score for each passport is equal to the number of destinations for which no visa is required.

Most Powerful Passports

Here are the top 10 most powerful passports in the world.

Rank Country Score/Visa-Free Destinations
1 Japan, Singapore 189
2 Finland, Germany, South Korea 187
3 Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg 186
4 France, Spain, Sweden 185
5 Austria, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland 184
6 Belgium, Canada, Greece, Ireland, Norway, United Kingdom, United States 183
7 Malta 182
8 Czech Republic 181
9 Australia, Iceland, Lithuania, New Zealand 180
10 Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia 179

Top 10 Worst Passports

Some of the worst countries in terms of passport power are listed below:

Rank Country Score/Visa-Free Destinations
100 Kosovo 41
101 Bangladesh, Eritrea, Iran, Lebanon, North Korea 39
102 Nepal 38
103 Libya, Palestinian Territory, Sudan 37
104 Yemen 33
105 Somalia 31
106 Pakistan 30
107 Syria 29
108 Iraq 27
109 Afghanistan 25
Pakistan is listed below Somalia, Yemen, Palestine, Libya, etc and the matter needs serious efforts from the government if we are to improve our passport’s ranking.