Pakistani passport ranked fourth worst for international travel

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


Ali Mangi March 04, 2018
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

 

 

COMMENTS (9)

scotchpak | 3 years ago | Reply I hear even Indians are allowed into Japan 90 days visa at airport. And our ministries protect Toyota and suzuki motors
aLeX | 3 years ago | Reply Of course all muslim countries had to be on the winners from below!
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