Pakistani passport ranked fourth worst for international travel

Published: March 4, 2018
The report clearly states Asian passports are now the world’s most powerful than others. PHOTO: FILE

The report clearly states Asian passports are now the world’s most powerful than others. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI    : The Pakistani passport has been ranked as the fourth worst in the world for international travel.

Since the past two years, Pakistan has been constant with their spot of being on the second worst country in the world but has improved their position to fourth this year.

The Henley Passport Index placed Pakistan on 102 of a total 105 countries with visa-free access to only 30 countries.

While Japan (1) and Singapore (1) have secured the top spot with visa-free access to 180 countries.

The report clearly states Asian passports are now the world’s most powerful than others.

Pakistan ranked number one adventure travel destination

Henly & Partners Passport Index is a global ranking of all the passports of the globe according to the travel freedom that their citizens enjoy.

The report clearly states Asian passports are now the world’s most powerful than others.

All of the countries ranking is surveyed on an exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest database of travel information and is published on yearly basis.

Pakistan only ranks better than three war-torn countries—Syria (103), Iraq (104) and Afghanistan (105).

Germany’s (2) top spot since the past two years has come to an end making them the second most with visa-free access to 179 destinations across the world. France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and South Korea ranked third in the Index with visa-free access to 169 countries.

18,677 Pakistanis deported this year

The United Kingdom is in fourth place with over 177 visa-free countries while The United States and Canada are ranked on the fifth spot, with visa-free entry to 176 destinations.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s neighbour India ranked on the 81st alongside Ivory Coast, Senegal and Togo.


Top 5 most powerful countries in the world


1)            Japan, Singapore: 180

2)            Germany: 179

3)            Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, South Korea: 178

4)            Norway, United Kingdom, Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal: 177

5)            Switzerland, Ireland, United States, Canada: 176


Top 5 worst passport holding countries in the world

1)            Afghanistan: 24

2)            Iraq: 27

3)            Syria: 28

4)            Pakistan: 30

5)            Somalia: 32



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Reader Comments (9)

  • vgp
    Mar 4, 2018 - 11:00PM

    What a proud moment for Pakistan, Recommend

  • Azad
    Mar 5, 2018 - 12:49AM

    I need a Kashmir passports Recommend

  • Dr zakir khan
    Mar 5, 2018 - 1:09AM

    indeed this is a place of dignity and proud for pakistanis…at least this report shows that we are still fighting against the actual terrorists which tries to impose thier ideas through such type of reports….no need for the pakistanis to get no 1 in such type of lists as like japan or singapore the allies of americans….proud to feel that clear mentioned on pakiistan passport that this passport is valid for all countries except israel..this is our high moral honesty level that and proud to be………Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Mar 5, 2018 - 2:35AM

    Let the PML N Govet focus on protecting Nawaz Sharif.

    They really don’t care about thisRecommend

  • Sharif added
    Mar 5, 2018 - 2:45AM

    Italy Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Mar 5, 2018 - 5:26AM

    Just wondering if that ranking is before or after one puts a hundred dollar note in it ?Recommend

  • madotlive
    Mar 5, 2018 - 9:30AM

    Thank you to corruption in every sector of government and freely handing out national idenetification to anyone and everyone seeking one !!!Recommend

  • aLeX
    Mar 5, 2018 - 11:02AM

    Of course all muslim countries had to be on the winners from below!Recommend

  • scotchpak
    Apr 13, 2018 - 12:26PM

    I hear even Indians are allowed into Japan 90 days visa at airport. And our ministries protect Toyota and suzuki motorsRecommend

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