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Nepali passport ranks 106th, 7th from the bottom, in the global index

File: People gather to receive passports from the Department of Passport, in Kathmandu.
File: People gather to receive passports from the Department of Passport, in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu, July 20

The Nepali passport is getting weaker, shows a global index. According to the latest report of the Henley Passport Index, Nepal’s passport ranks 106th or seventh from the bottom.

The ranking is based on the number of countries that allow a particular passport holder to enter on the on-arrival visa.

According to the report, Nepali passport holders get on-arrival visas or travel without a visa in 38 countries only. Nepal shares the same position with Palestine.

Below Nepal are Somalia (107th), Yemen (108th), Pakistan (109th), Syria (110th), Iraq (11th) and Afghanistan (112).

Japan has the strongest passport that allows its holder to obtain on-arrival visas in 193 countries.

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