Pakistani passport still second worst for international travel

Pakistan ranks 198 of a total 199 countries on the list with a score of 26 points


News Desk January 17, 2017
Diversity visas are issued to countries with a low rate of immigration. Pakistanis can, however, apply for a number of different visas, such as tourist and student. PHOTO: COURTESY US CONSULATE KARACHI

The Pakistani passport is still ranked the second worst in the world, just above Afghanistan, this year’s Passport Index revealed.

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The Index is a global ranking of countries according to the travel freedom that their citizens enjoy. Pakistan ranks 198 of a total 199 countries on the list with a score of 26 points.

It enjoys visa-free access to only six countries. The list of countries for which Pakistani passport holders need a visa to travel now also includes Afghanistan.

Just above Pakistan is Iraq with visa-free access to 28 countries, while Syria, currently a war-zone, ranks 92. Despite the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Palestine sits seven spots above Pakistan.

Germany ranked number one on the index with 157 points, while Sweden and Singapore secured the second spot with 156 points. France, Spain, United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Switzerland and the United States ranked third on the index. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s neighbour India ranked 78 on the list, with a score of 46 and Iran ranked 88 with 36 points.

Pakistani passport holders are allowed visa-free entry into the following countries:

1. Dominica

2. Haiti

3. Micronesia

4. St. Vincent and the Grenadines

5. Trinidad and Tobago

6. Vanuatu

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Pakistani passport holders can get a visa on arrival for the following countries:

1. Cambodia

2. Cape Verde

3. Comoros

4. Djibouti

5. Guinea-Bissau

6. Kenya

7. Madagascar

8. Maldives

9. Mauritania

10. Mozambique

11. Nepal

12. Nicaragua

13. Palau

14. Samoa

15. Seychelles

16. Tanzania

17. Timor-Leste

18. Togo

19. Tuvalu

20. Uganda

21. Dominica

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Ramesh Nakhwa | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend Jinxed nation full of loose morale people. Collectively with a hopeless reputation
Papi chulo | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend It should not be hard to get up the rating. Just need government focus and need to know what points make the country go up the ranking.
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