The Pakistani passport has been ranked because the fourth worst passport for worldwide journey for the third consecutive yr, native media reported citing the report by the Henley Passport Index 2022 on Thursday. In line with the report, Pakistani passport holders have visa-free or visa-on-arrival entry to 31 locations around the globe.
The Henley Passport Index, which is a rating of all of the world’s passports in line with the variety of locations their holders can entry with no prior visa, positioned Pakistan on the 108th place. Henley & Companions agency’s
“Henley Passport Index” has been commonly monitoring the world’s most travel-friendly passports since 2006, The Information Worldwide reported.
“The rising journey obstacles which have been launched over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted within the widest international mobility hole within the index’s 16-year historical past,” mentioned the report.
The index does not take momentary restrictions under consideration, so leaving precise present journey entry apart, holders of the passports on the high of its rating — Japan and Singapore — are ready, in concept, to journey visa-free to 192 locations, The Information Worldwide reported.
That is 166 extra locations than Afghan nationals, who sit on the backside of the index of 199 passports, and may entry simply 26 international locations with out requiring a visa prematurely.
Additional down the highest 10, the rankings stay nearly unchanged as we enter the primary quarter of 2022. South Korea is tied with Germany in second place (with a rating of 190) and Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain are all collectively in third place (with a rating of 189), the Pakistani publication reported.
It additional reported that the EU international locations dominate the highest of the record as typical, with France, Netherlands and Sweden climbing one spot to hitch Austria and Denmark in fourth place (with a rating of 188). Eire and Portugal are in fifth place (with a rating of 187). The US and the UK, which held the highest spot collectively again in 2014, have regained a bit of floor.