Regrettably, Pakistan’s international standing continues to suffer from a lack of trust and respect, as evidenced by its passport ranking. The Henley Passport Index has again placed Pakistan’s passport as the fourth worst in the world, ranking 100th.
The ranking is determined by the number of destinations that can be accessed without a prior visa, encompassing 199 passports. With a score of 33, this ranking has remained consistent for the fourth consecutive year. However, it places above only Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, which obtained scores of 30, 29, and 27 points, respectively.
In the current rankings, India is positioned at the 80th spot, sharing this position with Senegal and Togo. These countries offer a total of 57 visa-free destinations.
Singapore has once again emerged as the leading country possessing the strongest passport. This year, Singapore achieved a remarkable score of 192, surpassing Japan which previously held this position. The residents of Singapore, residing in the Southeast Asian city-state, benefit from the privilege of visa-free entry to an impressive 192 destinations.
Germany, Italy, and Spain share the second position in the ranking, each with a score of 190. Austria, Finland, France, Japan, Luxembourg, South Korea, and Sweden are closely behind, all tied for third place. There are a total of 189 destinations that can be visited without the need for a visa.
Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom have achieved a score of 187, placing them in the fourth position in the ranking. Belgium, Czech Republic, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, and Switzerland, on the other hand, hold the fifth spot.
The passport of the United States, once considered the most powerful in the world, has experienced a decline in its ranking. It holds the eighth position with a score of 184, a significant drop from its previous status as the top-ranked passport in 2014. The transition from the first to the eighth position represents the lowest level of performance observed among all keys.