Industry Desk: Bangladesh has ranked 99th and notched down two spots in a ranking of the world’s passports.
The Henley Index ranks passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.
In January 2019, Bangladeshi passport holders had access power to 41 countries. Now, for Bangladesh citizens, the number of such destinations is 40, which is the same as Iran and Eritrea.
The Bangladeshi passport had been in the 97th spot in the Henley Passport Index in January of this the year.
Holding the top spot in the index was Japan and Singapore, whose passports have been the world’s most powerful, with access to 190 countries. Finland, Germany and South Korea secured in the second spot, having access to 188 countries. Denmark, Italy and Luxemburg are in a tie for the third spot, having access to 187 countries.
France, Spain and Sweden shared fourth spot, with access power to 186 countries.
Austria, Netherlands and Portugal secured fifth position, having access to 185 countries.
The UK and US now share the sixth spot with Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Norway and Switzerland.
Henley Passport Index’s list puts Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Sudan in the lists of the world’s worst passports.