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Pakistani Passport The Fourth Worst In The World

 Pakistani Passport The Fourth Worst In The World

The Pakistani passport continues to be the fourth worst in the world, not changing its position from a year ago and providing access to only 32 destinations, according to the Henley Passport Index for 2022. The index is a ranking of all the world’s 199 passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The ranking is based on data from the International Air Transport Association, which maintains the world’s largest database of travel information, and it is enhanced by extensive, ongoing research by the Henley & Partners Research Department. In the newly unveiled ranking, Pakistan is ranked only higher than Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, which occupies the bottom spot. The top spot has been taken by Japan, with the country’s passport providing its holders access to 193 destinations. Next in line are Singapore and South Korea, whose passports provide access to 192 countries, followed by Germany and Spain, with their passports having a visa-free score of 190. In contrast, Afghan passport holders can access just 27 destinations. Among other bottom-tier countries, the holders of Iraqi passports are able to gain entry to a mere 29 countries and those of Syrian passports to 30. India, along with Mauritania and Tajikistan, has been ranked 87th, with its passport providing access to 67 countries. China ties with Bolivia for the 69th spot, with each of their passports allowing access to 80 destinations.

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