Pakistani passport once again found to be the fourth weakest
Singapore and Japan have once again won the passport ranking competition.

Yes, in the world rankings, the passports of Japan and Singapore are the most powerful passports of 2022, at least for the first quarter.

The Hanley Passport Index lists the world’s most powerful passports for 2022, with Japan and Singapore once again topping the list.

Citizens of both countries can travel to 192 countries without a visa or obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport.

The report said the increase in restrictions during the Corona virus epidemic saw the largest increase in global travel space in the index’s 16-year history.

A total of 199 passports are ranked, second only to Japan and Singapore, with South Korea and Germany (access to 190 countries).

Italy, Finland, Spain and Luxembourg are joint third on the list of visa-free or on-arrival visa passports for citizens of 189 countries.

Passports from Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Austria ranked fourth with 188 countries, while holders of passports from Portugal and Ireland can apply for visa-free or visa-on-arrival in 187 countries.

Citizens of Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Belgium and New Zealand hold passports in 186 countries, while passports from Greece, Malta, the Czech Republic and Canada ranked 8th on the list.

Poland and Hungary are ranked 8th with 183 countries, Lithuania and Slovakia 9th and Estonia, Latvia and Slovenia 10th.

In contrast, citizens of the regions with the lowest number of free visas available at the country or at the airport are the first and second, followed by citizens of Afghanistan and Iraq, who are offered this facility only in 26 and 28 countries, respectively. Yes, while Syrian passport holders can use this facility in only 29 countries.

The Pakistani passport is still the fourth weakest passport, but this time the visa-free or visa on arrival facility has been reduced to 31 countries instead of 32, while the passports of Yemen and Somalia are ranked 5th and 6th respectively.

Palestinian and Nepalese passports ranked 7th and North Korean passports ranked 8th.

It should be noted that in addition to Hanley, the Passport Index is also issued by Orton Capel, which includes 193 countries and 6 regions.

The strongest passport in the index is a Muslim country, the United Arab Emirates, followed by Sweden, Finland, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, France, Spain, Switzerland, South Korea and New Zealand. Numbers are present.

In this list also Pakistani passport has been declared as the fourth weakest passport but visa free or on arrival facility has been declared available for 38 countries.