10 Worst Passports to Hold in 2021

Published May 10th, 2021 - 03:27 GMT

The power of a passport is determined by the number of countries a passport permits a tourist to travel without a prior visa.
According to the Henley & Partner Index which has been regularly monitoring the world's most travel-friendly passports since 2006, many countries around the world have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to fewer than 40 countries.

Here are the 10 worst passports to hold in 2021.

 

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1. Afghanistan

1. Afghanistan: The Afghani passport was ranked the weakest passport in the index as its citizens can only travel without a prior visa to 26 countries only including: Cambodia, Maldives, Bangladesh, Comoros, Mauritania, Mozambique, and Comoros.

2. Iraq

2. Iraq: Iraqi citizens can only travel without a prior visa to 28 countries including: Iran, Lebanon, the Maldives, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia, and Uganda.

3. Syria

3. Syria: Its citizens can only travel without a visa to 29 countries, bearing in mind that some countries have prevented this, and in 2015 Turkey imposed visas on Syrians to enter its lands, and it seems that the asylum crisis has worsened its ranking.

4. Pakistan

4. Pakistan: Pakistan ranked fourth on this list, as its citizens can only travel without a visa to 32 countries.

5. Yemen

5. Yemen: Its citizens can only travel without a prior visa to 33 countries including: Syria, Lebanon.

6. Somalia

6. Somalia: Its citizens can only travel without a prior visa to 34 countries.

7. Palestinian territories

7. Palestinian territories: Palestinian Authority passport holders face challenges while traveling, as its citizens can only travel without a prior visa to 37 countries.

8. Nepal

8. Nepal: Its citizens can only travel without a prior visa to 38 countries.

9. North Korea

9. North Korea: The political and social conditions in North Korea, and because of its ongoing conflicts with great powers such as the United States, its citizens can only travel without a prior visa to 39 countries.

10. Libya

10. Libya: The Libyan passport's rank has declined over the past years, as its citizens can only travel now without a prior visa to 40 countries.

1. Afghanistan
2. Iraq
3. Syria
4. Pakistan
5. Yemen
6. Somalia
7. Palestinian territories
8. Nepal
9. North Korea
10. Libya
1. Afghanistan
1. Afghanistan: The Afghani passport was ranked the weakest passport in the index as its citizens can only travel without a prior visa to 26 countries only including: Cambodia, Maldives, Bangladesh, Comoros, Mauritania, Mozambique, and Comoros.
2. Iraq
2. Iraq: Iraqi citizens can only travel without a prior visa to 28 countries including: Iran, Lebanon, the Maldives, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia, and Uganda.
3. Syria
3. Syria: Its citizens can only travel without a visa to 29 countries, bearing in mind that some countries have prevented this, and in 2015 Turkey imposed visas on Syrians to enter its lands, and it seems that the asylum crisis has worsened its ranking.
4. Pakistan
4. Pakistan: Pakistan ranked fourth on this list, as its citizens can only travel without a visa to 32 countries.
5. Yemen
5. Yemen: Its citizens can only travel without a prior visa to 33 countries including: Syria, Lebanon.
6. Somalia
6. Somalia: Its citizens can only travel without a prior visa to 34 countries.
7. Palestinian territories
7. Palestinian territories: Palestinian Authority passport holders face challenges while traveling, as its citizens can only travel without a prior visa to 37 countries.
8. Nepal
8. Nepal: Its citizens can only travel without a prior visa to 38 countries.
9. North Korea
9. North Korea: The political and social conditions in North Korea, and because of its ongoing conflicts with great powers such as the United States, its citizens can only travel without a prior visa to 39 countries.
10. Libya
10. Libya: The Libyan passport's rank has declined over the past years, as its citizens can only travel now without a prior visa to 40 countries.