Publish dateThursday 21 July 2022 - 09:21
Story Code : 255954
The ranking of the validity of world passports was announced; the passports of Iran and Afghanistan dropped one step
According to the latest news, the global ranking of passports was announced in the third quarter of 2022.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): passports of 23 member countries of the European Union were among 33 countries whose passports were ranked 1st to 11th in the world in the third quarter of 2022.
Based on the classification made for the passports of 199 countries of the world based on the "Henley" index, Japan's passport in the third quarter of 2022 retained the position of the most valid passport in the world as in the past three years, but Singapore lost the joint leadership with Japan and ranked second with South Korea.
Using a Japanese passport, you can travel to 193 countries without the need for a visa, which has increased by one compared to the first quarter of this year.
After three Asian countries, European passports including Germany and Spain are in third place (with a score of 190), Finland, Italy, Luxembourg (with a score of 189) are in the fourth place together.
Among the countries of the Middle East, the passport of the United Arab Emirates has the highest position. The UAE passport has risen from the 20th place in 2019 to the 15th place in 2022.
Iran's passport, which was ranked 101 in the first quarter of 2022 along with the passport of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has dropped to 102 in the third quarter of this year. However, compared to the beginning of 2022, with an Iranian passport, instead of 42 countries, you can travel to 43 countries without a visa.
Iran's passport, which was ranked 96th based on the Henley index at the beginning of 2019.
The passport of Afghanistan and Iraq is also at the bottom of the ranking table of the validity of the passports of the countries of the world, with a drop of one step compared to the first quarter of 2022, as in the last three years.
The "Henley & Partners" institute, which is based in London, publishes the ranking of the world's most valid passports in different seasons of the year based on the data collected from the International Air Transport Association as well as the information obtained from the analysis of visa laws. The most important indicator used to prepare this list is the number of countries that can be visited with each passport and without a visa.
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