2024 Henley Passport Index: Where does Pakistani passport stand in World ranking?

2024 Henley Passport Index: Where does Pakistani passport stand in World ranking?

The 2024 Henley Passport Index has recently been released, showcasing the passports that offer the most extensive travel access. At the pinnacle of the list, six countries share the first position: Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Nationals from these nations enjoy easy entry to 194 out of 227 destinations, illustrating a remarkably open global landscape.

In a close second tier, Finland, South Korea, and Sweden boast passports granting visa-free access to 193 countries. Europe maintains its prominence in travel freedom, with Austria, Denmark, Ireland, and the Netherlands securing the third position, allowing access to 192 destinations.

Sharing the fourth position are the UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, and Portugal, each with passports offering visa-free entry to 191 destinations. Greece, Malta, and Switzerland complete the top five, while Australia, Czech Republic, New Zealand, and Poland tie for the sixth spot.

The scenario takes a less favorable turn for South Asian passports. Afghanistan holds the undesirable title of having the world's weakest passport, providing visa-free access to only 28 countries. Pakistan fares slightly better, ranking fourth from the bottom with access to 34 destinations. India occupies the 80th position, offering visa-free travel to 57 countries, while China stands at 62nd place with access to 85 countries.

The ranking is determined by Henley & Partners, a global citizenship advisory firm. They analyze passports from 199 countries based on the number of visa-free destinations available to their citizens. Points are assigned for each visa-free destination, with no points awarded for locations requiring visas. The ranking, previously released quarterly, is now updated monthly, reflecting the dynamic nature of travel regulations.