Nepal ranks 7th in list of world’s weakest passports, Japan and Singapore’s passports strongest
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Nepal’s passport has been listed as the 7th weakest in the world. According to a survey conducted by Henley & Partners, a global citizenship and residence advisory firm based in London, Nepal’s passport ranks 7th among the weakest passports in the world.
Henley & Partners is a global citizenship and residence advisory firm and its Henley Passport Index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA).
Meanwhile, Japan and Singapore have the most powerful passports in the world. The survey report released is based on the data by the IATA for 2022. Passports from Japan and Singapore do not require a visa before traveling to 192 countries.
The weakest passport in the world is from Afghanistan. Similarly, Iraq is in second place, Syria in third, Pakistan in fourth, Yemen in fifth and Somalia in sixth while Nepal comes seventh in the world’s weakest passports list.
According to the firm, the index includes 199 passports from different countries. The Henley Passport Index is updated quarterly and is considered the standard reference tool for global citizens and sovereign states when assessing where a passport ranks on the global mobility spectrum.