For the third consecutive year, the Pakistani passport has been ranked fourth worst by the Henley Passport Index, which is the ranking of the world’s 199 passports based on the number of destinations their owners can visit without the need for a prior visa.
In the latest rankings provided by Henley Passport Index, Pakistan’s passport has been ranked as the fourth worst in the world with only three other countries ranking lower, which include Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
According to the details, Pakistani passport permits visa-free entry to only 33 countries, while Syria’s passport provides access to 30 destinations, Iraq follows with visa-free access to 29 states and Afghanistan’s passport provides freedom to travel visa-free to 29 destinations as well.
Meanwhile, the top spot belongs to Singapore, which provides visa-free access to 192 countries followed by Germany, Italy and Spain tied for the second place on the rankings with visa-free access to 190 desinations.
Last year, the top spot belonged to Japan, which has dropped to number three on the list and shares rank with six other countries, including Austria, Finland, France, Luxemburg, South Korea, and Sweden, all of which can travel visa-free to 189 destinations.
Meanwhile, the US has seen one of the biggest falls in ranking plummeting from second place to number 8 for countries with one of the top 10 passports.