Three South Asian countries passports are in the weakest list in the world - South Asia Time

Three South Asian countries passports are in the weakest list in the world

 January 13, 2022  

Kathmandu — According to a survey conducted by Henley & Partners, a global citizenship and residence advisory firm based in London, Passport of the three South Asian countries Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan are ranked among the weakest passports in the world.

Japan and Singapore have the most powerful passports in the world. The survey report released is based on the data by the IATA for 2022. Passports from Japan and Singapore do not require a visa before traveling to 192 countries.

The weakest passport in the world is from Afghanistan. Similarly, Iraq is in second place, Syria in third, Pakistan in fourth, Yemen in fifth and Somalia in sixth while Nepal comes seventh in the world’s weakest passports list.

Henley & Partners is a global citizenship and residence advisory firm and its Henley Passport Index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA).

According to the firm, the index includes 199 passports from different countries. The Henley Passport Index is updated quarterly and is considered the standard reference tool for global citizens and sovereign states when assessing wher :

The ‘best passports’ to hold in 2022 are:

1. Japan, Singapore (192 destinations)
2. Germany, South Korea (190)
3. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (189)
4. Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden (188)
5. Ireland, Portugal (187)
6. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (186)
7. Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta (185)
8. Poland, Hungary (183)
9. Lithuania, Slovakia (182)
10. Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia (181)

The ‘worst passports’ to hold are

Several countries around the world have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to fewer than 40 countries. These include:

104. North Korea (39 destinations)
105. Nepal and Palestinian territories (37)
106. Somalia (34)
107. Yemen (33)
108. Pakistan (31)
109. Syria (29)
110. Iraq (28)
111. Afghanistan (26)