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For the second year in a row, Pakistani password has been once again ranked among the worst-performing passports, placing at the 107th place in the Henley Passport Index 2021 Among the 110 countries in this year’s list of the Henley Passport Index, Pakistan has been ranked as the fourth worst passport to be held for international travel, exactly like the past year i.e. 2020.
The Henley Passport Index ranks all the world’s passports based on the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The Pakistani visa ranks this low because of the fact that it provides visa-free access to only 32 countries. This means that a person who is a Pakistani passport holder would require visa to be granted entry to any other country, aside from these 32.
Comparatively, most of its neighbors have ranked higher in the Henley Passport index. China, Iran and India fared better than Pakistan, managing to get the ranks of 19, 101, and 85 respectively. Though, Afghanistan’s passport wasn’t so lucky as out of the 110 countries, it was the one that ranked last.
On the other hand, Japan continues its streak of once again ranking as the best passport for international travel, offering visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 191 different destinations around the globe. The ranking, as mentioned above, means that the citizens holding a Japanese passport are able to travel without a visa or to a need to acquire the visa on arrival in 191 countries across the world.
Similarly, Singapore took the second place in the index, providing visa-free travel to a whopping 190 destinations. Meanwhile, South Korea and Germany tied for the third place, providing visa-free access to 189 countries.
Here is a list of the top ten performing passports in the entire world:
- Japan (191 countries)
- Singapore (190)
- Germany, South Korea (189)
- Spain, Luxembourg, Italy, Finland (188)
- Denmark, Austria (187)
- Sweden, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Portugal (186)
- United Kingdom, United States, Switzerland, Belgium, New Zealand, Norway (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)
- Somalia, Yemen(33)