Arab Passports: From Strongest to Weakest

Published January 11th, 2022 - 11:30 GMT
How the 22 Arab Passports Rank Internationally
The UAE is the most powerful passport internationally. (Shutterstock)

While the UAE passport ranks first regionally and among the 15 most powerful passports, none of the Arab passports are even among the top 30 passports according to the Henley Passport Index latest data.

In this article, we will list all the Arab passports and how they ranked regionally and internationally. 

  1. UAE - International ranking: 15

    UAE Arab passports

    Today, the UAE passport is the most powerful passport among its Arab peers, and ranks 15th globally. The UAE passport grants its holder to travel to 175 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. Only 52 countries require the UAE passport holders to apply for a visa.

  2. Qatar - International ranking: 53

    Qatar Arab passports

    While the Qatari passport ranks second among the Arab passports, it ranks 53rd internationally. The Qatari passport grants its holder to travel to 97 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 130 countries require the Qatari passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  3. Kuwait - International ranking: 54

    Kuwait Arab passports

    The third on this list is the Kuwaiti passport that is considered the 54th powerful passport internationally. The Kuwaiti passport grants its holder to travel to 95 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 132 countries require the Kuwaiti passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  4. Bahrain - International ranking: 62

    Bahrain Arab passports

    The fourth on this list is another GCC passport, the Bahraini passport. The Bahraini passport is considered the 62nd powerful passport internationally. The Bahraini passport grants its holder to travel to 84 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 143 countries require the Bahraini passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  5. Oman - International ranking: 64


    Oman Arab passports

    The Omani passport that ranks 5th on this list, ranks 64th internationally. The Omani passport grants its holder to travel to 80 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 147 countries require the Omani passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  6. KSA - International ranking: 65

    KSA Arab passports

    The Saudi passport ranks 6th among its Arab peers, while ranking 65th internationally. The Saudi passport grants its holder to travel to 79 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 148 countries require the Saudi passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  7. Tunisia - International ranking: 72

    Tunisia Arab passports

    The Tunisian passport ranks 72nd internationally and 7th on this list. The Tunisian passport grants its holder to travel to 71 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 156 countries require the Tunisian passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  8. Morocco - International ranking: 79

    Morocco Arab passports

    The North African ranks 8th on this list, and 79th internationally. The Moroccan passport grants its holder to travel to 64 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 163 countries require the Moroccan passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  9. Mauritania - International ranking: 84

    Mauritania Arab Passports

    Morocco’s neighbor, Mauritania, ranks 9th among the Arab passports and 84th internationally. The Mauritanian passport grants its holder to travel to 59 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 168 countries require the Mauritanian passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  10. Comoros - International ranking: 90

    Comoros Arab passports

    While Comoros’ passport ranks 10th on this list, it ranks 90th internationally. Comoros’ passport grants its holder to travel to 53 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 174 countries require the Comoros’ passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  11. Jordan - International ranking: 91

    Jordan Arab passports

    Jordan ranks 11th among the Arab passports,  and it ranks 91st internationally. The Jordanian passport grants its holder to travel to 52 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 175 countries require the Jordanian passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  12. Algeria - International ranking: 91

    Algeria Arab passports

    Just like Jordan, Algeria ranks 91st internationally. The Algerian passport grants its holder to travel to 52 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 175 countries require the Algerian passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  13. Egypt - International ranking: 91

    Egypt Arab passports

    The land of the pharaohs ranks 91st internationally and 11th on this list. The Egyptian passport grants its holder to travel to 52 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 175 countries require the Egyptian passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  14. Djibouti - International ranking: 96

    Djibouti Arab passports

    Djibouti’s passport ranks 96th internationally and 12th on this list. The Djibouti’s passport grants its holder to travel to 47 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 180 countries require the Djibouti’s passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  15. Lebanon - International ranking: 102

    Lebanon Arab passports

    It seems that the economy is not the only aspect deteriorating in Lebanon. The Lebanese passport that ranks 13th on this list, ranks 102nd internationally. The Lebanese passport grants its holder to travel to 41 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 186 countries require the Lebanese passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  16. Sudan - International ranking: 102

    Sudan Arab passports

    Just like the Lebanese passport, the Sudanese passport ranks 102nd internationally. The Sudanese passport grants its holder to travel to 41 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 186 countries require the Sudanese passport holders to apply for a visa.

  17. Libya - International ranking: 103

    Libya Arab passports

    The Libyan passport that ranks 14th among the Arab passports, ranks 103rd internationally. The Libyan passport grants its holder to travel to 40 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 187 countries require the Libyan passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  18. Palestinian Territories - International ranking: 105

    Palestinian Territories Arab Passports

    The Palestinian Territories’ passport ranks 105th internationally and 15th on this list. The Palestinian passport grants its holder to travel to 37 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 190 countries require the Palestinian passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  19. Somalia - International ranking: 106

    Somalia Arab passports

    The Somali passport ranks 106th internationally and 16th on this list. The Somali passport grants its holder to travel to 34 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 193 countries require Somali passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  20. Yemen - International ranking: 107

    Yemen Arab passports

    The Yemeni passport ranks 17th among the Arab passports, and 107th internationally. The Yemeni passport grants its holder to travel to 33 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 194 countries require the Yemeni passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  21. Syria - International ranking: 109

    Syria Arab passports

    The Syrian passport is among the worst 3 passports internationally ranking 109th. The Syrian passport grants its holder to travel to 29 destinations without a visa or a visa on arrival. 198 countries require the Syrian passport holders to apply for a visa. 

  22. Iraq - International ranking: 110

    Iraq Arab passports

    The least powerful Arab passport is the Iraqi passport and the only passport that is less powerful than it is the Afghani passport. The Iraqi passport grants its holder to travel to 28 destinations only without a visa or a visa on arrival. 199 countries require the Iraqi passport holders to apply for a visa. 


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