Pakistani passports are the fourth worst in the world because they can only be used to enter 32 countries without a prior visa.
According to a new quarterly analysis from London-based global citizenship and resident advisory firm Henley & Partners, only Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria are rated worse than Pakistan. CNN reported on the findings.
Afghan nationals are once more last on the list and can enter only 27 countries without a valid visa.
Henley & Partners found that three Asian passports offer their holders more freedom to travel the world than those from any other country.
Japan has broken the previous records held by Singapore and South Korea by allowing its citizens to enter 193 countries without a visa or with one upon request.
Asia-Pacific has become more open since Covid, and as a result, its citizens are more likely to once again take advantage of this freedom to travel.
The most recent report from Henley Passport Index, which is based on information from the International Air Transport Association, indicates that the level of global travel is currently close to 75% higher than it was before the pandemic.
Several European nations are positioned close to the top three Asian nations on the leaderboard. Following Finland, Italy, and Luxembourg at 189, Germany and Spain come in at 190.
Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Sweden are tied for fourth place. In that order, France is followed by Portugal, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
Seventh place is shared by the United States, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Belgium.