Palestinian Passport Classified among Weakest in the World

Palestinian Passport Classified among Weakest in the World

A Palestinian man at the Rafah border crossing holds his Palestinian Authority issued passport on June 12, 2015. (Aaed Tayeh/Flash90)

The Palestinian passport has been ranked by Henley Passport as one of the weakest passports in the world during the first quarter of 2022.

The Palestinian passport is ranked 105th globally. Palestinians without visas are only allowed to enter 35 countries, including Sri Lanka, Dominica, Singapore, and the Seychelles. Holders of Palestinian passports should receive a visa to enter 194 countries.

The weakest five passports are the Iraqi (110th), Syrian (109th), Yemeni (107th), Somali (106th), and Palestinian (105th).

The Henley Passport Index is the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) – the largest, most accurate travel information database – and enhanced by Henley & Partners’ research team. Expert insights regarding the latest ranking are available in the Global Mobility Report 2022 Q1.

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