Henley Passport Index has announced the most powerful, weakest passports amid pandemic in which the value of Pakistani passport ranks at 32nd.
The Henley Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.
- It is Japan, the citizens of which can enter 191 countries without the visa
- The people of Singapore can go to 190 countries without a visa
- The people of Germany and South Korea can travel to 189 countries without a visa,
- The people of Italy and Finland can enter 188 countries without the visa
- The people of the Netherland can enter 186 countries without a visa.
The people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Pakistan are the most unfortunate in this regard. There are only 26 to 32 countries where they can enter without a visa.
The strength of the passport of a country depends on how the socio-economical and political situation of the country is perceived by the world. Looking at the disruption in the socio-political systems of the developing world, the value of their passports is very low.
Pakistani passport is also listed as one of the weakest passports in the latest ranking by Passport Index. The Pakistani passport is among the bottom ten in their rankings.
Keeping all these factors, the overall condition of Pakistan can be seen through both of the passport indices.
According to Arton Capital’s Passport Index, Germany tops with visa-free access to 134 destinations.
- Germany (134 destinations)
- Sweden, Finland, Spain, New Zealand (133 destinations)
- Denmark, Norway, Switzerland (132 destinations)
- Netherlands, France, Portugal, Austria, Luxembourg, Italy, Greece, Ireland, United Kingdom (131 destinations)
- Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Japan, South Korea (130 destinations)
- Slovenia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Iceland (129 destinations)
- Malta, Slovakia, Australia (128 destinations)
- Cyprus, Liechtenstein (127 destinations)
- Croatia, Romania (126 destinations)
- Bulgaria (125 destinations)