Pakistani passport remains fourth-worst in the world: Henley index

According to the Henley Passport Index for 2022, the Pakistani passport remains the fourth-worst in the world, unchanged from a year ago and providing access to only 32 destinations.

The Henley Passport Index ranks all 199 passports in the world based on the number of visa-free destinations to which their holders have access.

The ranking is based on data from the International Air Transport Association, which maintains the world’s largest travel database, and is supplemented by extensive, ongoing research by the Henley & Partners Research Department.

Pakistan is ranked only slightly higher than conflict-torn Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, which take the bottom spot in the newly released ranking.

Japan has taken the top spot, with its passport providing holders with access to 193 destinations. Following Singapore and South Korea, whose passports allow access to 192 countries, are Germany and Spain, whose passports have a visa-free score of 190.

Other top-ranked countries include mostly European nations, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Afghan passport holders, on the other hand, have access to only 27 destinations, the passport with the lowest visa-free score. Among other bottom-tier countries, Iraqi passport holders can enter only 29 countries, while Syrian passport holders can enter 30.

India, along with Mauritius and Tajikistan, is ranked 87th among Asian countries, with its passport providing access to 67 countries.

China is tied for 69th place with Bolivia, with passports that allow access to 80 countries.

Bangladesh is ranked 104th, five places higher than Pakistan, with passport holders having access to 41 countries.

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