The Pakistani passport is the third worst passport when it comes to travel freedom, a company that assists wealthy clients with residence and citizenship planning found.
Henley & Partners, the company behind the Visa Restrictions Index, ranks countries according to the number of other countries that citizens can travel to without having to obtain a visa.
Pakistan shares the spot with Somalia, with citizens of both enjoying visa-free access to 32 destinations. Only citizens of Iraq (31) and Afghanistan (28) are worse off.
Ranked number one, citizens of Finland, Germany, Sweden, the US and the UK, all have visa-free access to 174 destinations across the globe, followed by Canada and Denmark in second spot with visa-free access to 173 countries.
“Visa requirements are … an expression of the relationships between individual nations,” the company’s websites notes, and, “generally reflect the relations and status of a country within the international community of nations.”
There are 219 countries or territories on the list ranked into 94 positions, with countries often sharing a position. The maximum attainable score is 218.
The index is produced in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest database of travel information.