Countries with Weakest Passport 2017

Countries with weak passport has only a limited visa-free

Passengers in the airport - Image credit M Kretyawan

Countries with weak passport identified through limited access to countries in the world, their citizens get visa-free only to certain countries are less than 40-50 countries of the world.

Being a luxury facilities of a country, when they have a strong passport. For example countries such as Germany, Singapore, Sweden, and Japan can be proud, citizens will have the ease of visiting many countries with visa-free countries in the world to 147-159.

The weakness of a passport is automatically made citizens have difficulty in traveling, because every visit, they must first have a visa permit.

As delivered by Passport Index sites, citing the sites KompasTravel, January 18, some countries have very weak passport. Through information on the site, provide robust data and the lack of a passport of a country based on Visa-Free Score (VFS), which is a combination of the number of Visa-Free (VF) and Visa On Arrival (VOA).

As a citizen of a country that has a weak passport, they must first perform some preparatory steps when going to visit a country.

Present a feeling that must accept the situation, every traveling abroad, especially if you like your tour.

The latest data released 2017 Index convey Passport participating countries are 193 member states of the United Nations (UN) and the six territorial (Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Palestine, and the Vatican) that is calculated to be 199 countries.

Based on these calculations, Afghanistan is a country of the passport owner of the weakest, because just getting visa-free into 23 countries. Likewise also as weak Pakistani passport, with visa-free only to 26 countries.

Passport Index provides a list of 10 countries with a weakest passport in the world in 2017.

1. Afghanistan - 23 countries
2. Pakistan - 26 countries
3. Iraq - 28 countries
4. Syria - 29 countries
5. Somalia - 30 countries

6. Ethiopia - 34 countries
7. South Sudan - 34 countries
8. Sri Lanka - 35 countries
9. Bangladesh - 35 countries
10. Sudan - 36 countries

You can imagine the difficulties that will be encountered on the way to the embassy or consulate of a country representative office to obtain an entry visa permits.

But. A country can improve its performance in line with the policy that is owned, thus gaining access to an expansion of the destination country.

Source: S Anindiati Nursastri - KompasTravel, Passport Index
Image: M Kretyawan


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