The Pakistani passport has become the third worst country for international travel. The Pakistani passport ranked 102 out of 104 countries in the 2019 Henley Passport Index.
Pakistani passport can get you visa-free access to only 33 countries. India is in joint 79th position alongside Benin, Morocco, Mongolia and Armenia.
The Pakistani passport has been sliding down consistently since 2006 when it ranked at 79. In the last quarter, it stood at 102.
Notably, the green passport’s rankings had seen a rise in 2013, having jumped up from 100th place in 2012 to 91st in 2013. However, it continued to plunge since then.
The Palestinian Territory is placed three places higher and Yemen is one place above Pakistan (100th – with access to visa-free/visa-on-arrival to 37 countries).
Moreover, the Japanese passport now stands as the strongest in the world with access to 190 countries, according to the 2018 Index released last day.
The US and the UK continue to drop down the Henley Passport Index — which is based on authoritative data from the
China now sits in 69th place, with access to 74 countries around the world.
Japan has overtaken the 1st position solely, pushing Singapore to the 2nd rank with access to 189 countries.
South Korea, Germany, and France, share 3rd rank with access to 188 countries without any prior visa.
Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, and Spain, share 4th rank.
Norway, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, and the US shares 5th rank in the index listing.