As powerful as some passports are, there are equally worst passports in the world. These passports come with a lot of scrutinies and there are limited countries you can enter with them.
Travellers with weak passports cannot move freely across countries. They also cannot have access to many destinations, especially without prior visas.
According to the Henley & Partners ranking, I will show you the 10 worst passports in the world at the moment. Let’s get moving and see if your travel document makes this list.
Worst Passports in the World to Travel With
Afghanistan, Iraq (30)
Traveling with an Afghan passport might be frustrating particularly without having a prior visa. It offers visa-free access to 30 countries across the globe thereby making it the worst passport in the world. This grants it the number 1 spot on the Henley passport index.
Iraq also occupies the first position on the worst passport ranking. If you plan on travelling on an Iraqi passport, you will have access to 30 locations without having a visa. Five of these countries allow easy entry and they include Ecuador, Haiti, Malaysia, and Micronesia.
Somalia, Syria (32)
Both countries are popular for unstable governments and armed conflicts. But do you know that they offer passports that allow access to 32 countries?
Yes, a Somali or Syrian passport allows visa-free or visa on arrival access to 32 locations across the world thereby making them the second-worst passport in the world.
A Pakistani passport will provide access to 33 destinations without owning a prior visa. This places the Asian nation on the third spot of our list.
Yemen has one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. It also has the fourth worst passport in the world which allows visa-free or visa on arrival entry into 37 countries. These destinations include Somalia, Djibouti, and Sudan.
Travelling on an Eritrean international passport allows access to 38 countries particularly without applying for a visa. As a result, this nation maintains the fifth position on this list.
Palestinian Territory, Sudan (39)
Passports from each of these countries allow visa on arrival or visa-free access to 39 countries. Holders of these documents will need to apply for visas particularly if they want to visit more countries.
Nepal might be the home to eight of the highest mountains on the globe however it has the seventh weakest passport in the world.
If you own an international passport from this mountainous nation, you will have access to 40 locations across the world. These include India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Haiti.
Bangladesh, South Sudan, Lebanon, Libya (41)
Passports from Bangladesh, Iceland, Latvia, and Slovenia offers visa-free or visa on arrival access to 41 different locations. As a result, the four nations share the same spot as the eight worst passports in the world in 2019.
Ethiopia, Iran, North Korea (42)
42 countries offer visas on arrival or visa-free entry to holders of Ethiopian, Iranian or North Korean passports. This number of locations places the mentioned nations on the ninth position of our ranking.
Sri Lanka, Congo (43)
Although it is nicknamed the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, this island nation does not have a strong passport.
Owning a Sri Lankan passport grants you access to 43 nations across the world thereby making the 10th worst passport in the world.
Also sharing the spot is the Republic of Congo passport that offers visa on arrival or visa-free entry to 43 nations across the world.
Passports are vital documents to take on any international trip. But some passports offer visa-free or visa on arrival access to less number of countries than others.
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According to the Henley Passport Index, Afghanistan and Iraq have the worst passport in the world in 2019. Next, are Somalia and Syria while Sri Lanka and the Republic of Congo have the least bad passports in the world.
That wraps up our article on the best top 10 worst passports in the world. Please feel free to drop any questions and comments in the box below.