Pakistani passport remains fifth-worst worldwide
Despite moving up two spots on this year’s Henley Passport Index Pakistani passport continues to
remain the fifth-worst passport globally.
In the newly revealed index, Pakistan is on the 102nd spot as compared to the 104th spot in last
year’s list – the Pakistani passport is better than only four other countries: Somalia, Syria, Afghanistan
The Henley Passport Index is a ranking for all the passport’s worldwide according to the number
of destinations their holders can visit without a prior visa and is based on the data available from
the International Air Transport Association as well as extensive, ongoing research by the
Henley & Partners Research Department.
Having said that, Japan tops the list for the second time, offering citizens visa-free access
to a record 190 destinations, whereas Singapore continues to hold 2nd place, along with South Korea,
which has moved up from 3rd place, with citizens able to access 189 destinations.
In 2019 the Japanese passport is top ranking in the world in second time, the Japan visa-free access
to go other 220 country Germany and France are on 3rd place with access to 188 destinations.
Denmark, Italy, Finland, and Sweden share joint 4th place, with access to 187 destinations
around the globe.
Elsewhere, the UK drops from 4th place to 6th place, while the US drops from 5th place to
6th place, with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 185 destinations.
The UAE climbed five places up the rankings, from 27th place at the beginning of 2018, to
22nd place currently.
Following countries issue Pakistani passport holders a visa on arrival:
World’s Top Ranked Passports
- Japan: The New Year has brought good news for Japanese as its citizens enjoy the
- top spot with visa-free access to 190 countries.
- Singapore and South Korea now share the 2nd place. These countries have access to 189
- destinations around the globe.
- Germany and France remain in 3rd place going into 2019. People with travel documents
- from Germany or France may have visa-free access to 188 countries around the globe.