Bangladesh passport more powerful now

Rtv online report
|  24 May 2018, 00:00 | Update : 24 May 2018, 22:35
The power of Bangladesh passport is stronger at present in the world arena. Earlier using Bangladesh passport without visa people could travel 38 countries and now the number has increased.

US based organization The Hanley and Partners has formulated an evaluation index through conducting a survey over 2 hundred countries of the world. The index was published on Tuesday with the latest information. There the position of Bangladesh was mentioned.

According to the information of the organization, people of Bangladesh can travel 41 countries at present using their passports, which were 38 in the previous. That means, to enter those countries people need not to go through the visa processing- visa free access is prevailing there. Only passport will allow entering those countries.

In the evaluation chart by the index, Bangladesh’s position made a rise. Bangladesh is placed at 94th position according to the index. It was 97 according to the earlier index. In the previous it was 95.

The evaluation image of the Bangladeshi passport has increased. Lebanon, Libya and South Sudan are along with Bangladesh according to the new index.

With help from the information of International Air Transport Association (IATA) every year Stanley and Partners formulates the index. Country wise score is given in the index.

The score is given based on how many countries can people travel without visa or with the on arrival visa from a particular country.

According to the index the most powerful passport in the world is Japanese passport. Germany and Singapore rank in the second position. People can travel 189 countries using Japanese passport. The number was 180 in the previous.

People can travel 188 countries using German and Singaporean passport.

The weakest passport holder countries are Afghanistan and Iraq. People can travel 30 countries using these passports. Using the Pakistani passport people can travel 33 countries. It is placed up of Syria and Somalia.

India is in 79th position in the list. Indian people can travel 59 countries just using their passports.

Visa free access for Bangladeshi passport in the following countries:

In Asia- Bhutan, Indonesia, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka and East Timor.

In Africa- Cape Verde, Comoros islands, Djibouti, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Sicily, Saint Helena, Togo and Uganda. Benin, Rwanda and Somalia are included freshly in the list.

In Caribbean area- Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent, Trinidad and British Virginia Island.

In America- Bolivia. Besides in Oceania- Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, South Pacific Niue, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.


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