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Countries with the Worst Passports

Which countries have the least-powerful passports, as measured by the number of countries that can be visited without a visa?
Only sovereign countries according to JetPunk
Quiz by KeithRuffles
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Last updated: December 9, 2019
First submittedOctober 3, 2013
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Country
35
Afghanistan
37
Iraq
40
Syria
42
Pakistan
42
Somalia
44
Yemen
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Country
48
Sudan
49
Libya
49
Iran
50
Bangladesh
50
Eritrea
50
Ethiopia
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Country
50
Nigeria
50
North Korea
52
D.R. Congo
52
Lebanon
52
Nepal
52
Rep. of the Congo
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Country
52
South Sudan
53
Kosovo
53
Myanmar
53
Sri Lanka
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level ∞
Dec 9, 2019
Sadly for Afghanis, I doubt they could actually use their passport to travel to the countries that freely admit them. Many of those countries are very remote and impossible to travel to without stopping in another country first.
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level 80
Dec 9, 2019
Hey, Afghans can get a 30-day visa on arrival for Tuvalu! Didn't see any Afghans there, but I did see a number of them on Nauru.
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level 69
Dec 9, 2019
Lots of countries offer visa free transit though, right? You usually don't need to even go through customs when getting a connection international flight.
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level 80
Dec 10, 2019
Except not the US, which would make it hard for those Afghans to get their visa-free access to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
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level 74
Dec 12, 2019
Even where you usually stay in transit area, the country may demand transit visa for certain passports (such as those on top of this quiz), which means the airline wouldn't allow you on the flight for starters.
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level 60
Dec 9, 2019
So how exactly is the “Power” of a passport determined?
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level 80
Dec 9, 2019
I guess, by the number of countries its holder can visit without having to get a visa in advance.
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level 69
Dec 10, 2019
Would be interested to know which 50 countries allow citizens of North Korea and how many North Koreans have managed to get to any of them.
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level 80
Dec 10, 2019
You can follow the link at the top of the quiz, then select "Compare", and you can find out which countries work for North Koreans. (For example, Tuvalu!)
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level 68
Dec 10, 2019
Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Iran, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palau, Palestine, Qatar, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent, Suriname, Tanzania, East Timor, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda according to the source, but I know a lot of people will go to China visa free and South Korea of course does not require a visa.
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level 69
Dec 10, 2019
Thanks. Of course, post Brexit we in the UK may make this list :(
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level 75
Dec 11, 2019
So many to choose from.
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level 65
Dec 11, 2019
Would have expected Central African Republic.
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level 79
Dec 12, 2019
Just barely misses the list at 57.