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Bangladesh’s passport shares 103rd rank on Global Index 2022

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Published: 12:44, 12 January 2022  
Bangladesh’s passport shares 103rd rank on Global Index 2022

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Out of a total 116 spots on the index, Bangladesh now ranks 103rd, according to the Henley Passport Index 2022 Q1 released recently.

The country shares its position with Kosovo and Libya.

Last year, it ranked 108th in October.

Bangladeshi passport holders can still travel to 40 foreign destinations without prior visas, as in last year. In 2020, the number was 41.

In 2006, Bangladeshi passport's ranking was 68th in the world, and since then it has continued to weaken.

Besides, in South Asia, the Indian passport now ranks 83rd and Bhutan's on 90th in the ranking in 2022.

Although Myanmar is under a military regime, it's position is ahead of Bangladesh, at 97, with visa-free/ on-arrival access to 47 destinations.

Moreover, Sri Lanka ranks just ahead of Bangladesh in the 102nd position in the index.

Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan fared below than Bangladesh in the index by holding 105th, 108th and 111th positions respectively.

However, Japan and Singapore shared the top spot in the index followed by Germany and South Korea in the second place jointly.