Passport rating: Pakistan ranks beneath Somalia, THIS nation tops the record

Friday, January 13, 2023: Passport rating: Japanese residents can now go to a staggering 193 locations out of 227 worldwide visa-free, whereas South Koreans and Singaporeans, whose international locations rank second within the index

Pakistani passports rank beneath Somalia, in line with the newest Henley Passport Index.

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Cross rankings: The record of the world’s most and least highly effective passes for the yr 2023 has been launched. In line with the newest Henley Passport Index, Pakistan is the fourth worst nation on the earth with its passport rating beneath the African nation of Somalia.

Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are the three different international locations ranked beneath Pakistan, the index printed by the London-based immigration consultancy exhibits.

Which international locations rank finest

Japanese residents can now go to a staggering 193 locations out of 227 world wide visa-free, whereas South Koreans and Singaporeans, whose international locations rank second on the index, take pleasure in a visa-free/visa-on-arrival rating of 192.

Germany and Spain are tied for third, with visa-free entry to 190 locations worldwide. The UK and the US stay in sixth and seventh place, with scores of 187 and 186 respectively, and it seems more and more unlikely that both nation will ever regain the highest spot on the index they held collectively virtually a decade in the past in 2014.

The place does India rank

In line with the index, Indian passport ranks eighty fifth within the record of highly effective passports with free visa entry to 59 international locations. Folks holding India passport can journey to international locations 59 nations like Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Kenya, Mauritius, Maldives, Cambodia, Nepal, Zimbabwe, Qatar and others.

The whole variety of Indian passport holders will quickly cross the ten crore mark, a senior official stated lately, including that the issuance of e-passports will likely be absolutely operational by 2023,

“Now 9.6 crore people have valid passports in India and the number would cross the 10 crore mark very soon,” regional passport officer Ashish Middha stated at an interactive session with the Bharat Chamber of Commerce.

“By 2023, the issuance of e-passport is expected to be fully operational and currently e-passport is on trial run,” Middha was quoted as saying by the Chamber of Business in an announcement.

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