The Pakistani passport has once again been listed as the fourth worst in the world, with unfettered access to only 32 locations worldwide, according to a new quarterly study released by London-based global citizenship and residence advice business Henley & Partners.
Pakistan held the 109th-place ranking on the Henley Passport Index in April, making it the fourth worst passport to possess. Only 31 other nations granted Pakistan visa-free travel, according to the report.
Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are the nations rated below Pakistan in the most recent quarterly assessment.
Since 2006, the “Henley Passport Index” of Henley & Partners has been tracking the best traveler-friendly passports available worldwide.
After examining and rating various travel documents from all the countries, the ranking is completed. The degree of international mobility that passport holders have is what is largely being evaluated.
The finest passport to own, according to the ranking, is that of Japan, which is followed by Singapore, Germany, Spain, Finland, Italy, and Luxembourg.
Most powerful passports
1. Japan (193 destinations)
2. Singapore, South Korea (192 destinations)
3. Germany, Spain (190 destinations)
4. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg (189 destinations)
5. Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden (188 destinations)
6. France, Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom (187 destinations)
7. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United States (186 destinations)
8. Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta (185 destinations)
9. Hungary (183 destinations)
10. Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia (182 destinations)
The worst passports
105. North Korea (40 destinations)
106. Nepal, Palestinian territory (38 destinations)
107. Somalia (35 destinations)
108. Yemen (34 destinations)
109. Pakistan (32 destinations)
110. Syria (30 destinations)
111. Iraq (29 destinations)
112. Afghanistan (27 destinations)