Henley and Partners have a compiled a List of The Best and Worst passports of the world.
Contrary yo what one assumes by the terms, the best and worst e determined based on the Visa restrictions to travel by the host countries.
One would find the West at the Top of the List, for the Best Passports naturally.
Of the worst the top six worst passports, four are from the South Asian Countries., not Africa or the Middle east,Iran included.
India ranked higher than all three countries at 74. Many intervening positions were shared by several countries, showing India ranked much higher than other nations.
An indication of from whom or where the US expects benefits and from where the Nation has been fully exploited.
The firm explains:
In today’s globalized world, visa restrictions play an important role in controlling the movement of foreign nationals across borders. Almost all countries now require visas from certain non-nationals who wish to enter their territory. Visa requirements are also an expression of the relationships between individual nations, and generally reflect the relations and status of a country within the international community of nations.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the top ranks of the index are held by European countries. Finland, Sweden and the U.K. share first place, being allowed to access 173 countries in the world without applying for a visa. Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg and the U.S. follow in second place, with access to 172 countries in the world without a visa.
The Worst Passports.
1. UK, Finland, Sweden (number of visa-free countries 173)
2. Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, USA (172)
3. Belgium, Italy, Netherlands (171)
4. Canada, France, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Spain (170)
5. New Zealand, Switzerland, Austria (168)
6. Australia, Greece, Singapore (167)
7. South Korea (166)
8. Iceland (165)
9. Malaysia, Malta (163)
10. Liechtenstein (159)
… and the worst
Pakistan, Somalia (32)