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Life & Style

Pakistani passport still fourth-worst in the world

  • Is ranked just ahead of Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan
Published January 11, 2024

Pakistan once again retained its dubious ranking as the fourth-worst passport in the world, just ahead of Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, according to the 2024 rankings released by The Henley Passport Index.

 Source: The Henley Passport Index 2024 Global Ranking
Source: The Henley Passport Index 2024 Global Ranking

The index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and includes 199 different passports and 227 different travel destinations. The methodology cross-checks each passport against all 227 possible travel destinations through the course of the year.

The top spot was shared by France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and Spain, boasting a mobility score of 194 – the number of countries they now have visa-free access to.

Pakistani passport retains status as fourth-worst in the world

For perspective, Pakistan currently has a mobility score of 34, while Afghanistan – at the bottom of the list – has a score of 28.

Pakistan has remained in the same spot for the last two years.

Residents of France, Germany, Italy and Spain now have visa-free access to three more countries than last year.

Finland, South Korea and Sweden came in 2nd place, while Austria, Denmark, Ireland and the Netherlands shared third place, allowing travel to 192 places.

The UK now ranks in 4th place with access to 191 destinations, and the United States and Canada were in 7th place, with visa-free access to 188 countries.

Pakistani passport still fourth-worst in the world

The UAE was the fastest climber over the past decade, settling in 11th place this year, offering access to 183 destinations without requiring a visa.

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KhanRA Jan 12, 2024 04:10am
We are seen as potential illegal inmigrants, and our people generally are seen as deeply intolerant and prone to extremism. Our rankings will not improve until our economy gets better, which first means our society must learn to be tolerant of alternative ideologies and lifestyles.
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Hamid Jan 12, 2024 04:04pm
Compliments of the corrupt and compromised Inc
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bonce Jan 13, 2024 02:20am
When corrupted army run this country, what happen with our Passport. The character of our peoples is not good, they always to find unfair means.
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KhanRA Jan 13, 2024 09:56am
@bonce, Corruption is the easy thing to blame, but doesnt explain it. Nigeria and Bangladesh are more corrupt than Pakistan, and their passports are much higher ranked. Our problem is that we are seen as security threats since our society is generally intolerant, and prone to violence.
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Muhammad Shehreyar Khan Jan 13, 2024 10:31pm
@KhanRA, If you do connect religious extremism, intolerance and social instability, the root causes are unchecked corruption, injustice across the board, outdated colonial state institutional model, lack of emergency reforms in state institutions and exponential growth in population. So in essence these are the ingredients for the destruction of the state which already bore fruit in form of 1971 Bangladesh departure.
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