Lebanese Passport Just Ranked 103rd In The World For Q3 2022

Nisreen Hammoud

On July 20th, the latest version of the Henley & Partners passport index was released and the Lebanese passport ranked very low again, taking the 103rd position along with Congo (Dem. Rep.), Sri Lanka, and Sudan.

Lebanon fell from its previous 102nd position that it held in 2021 and in Q1 of 2022.

According to the ranking, holders of a Lebanese passport are allowed visa-free entry to 42 countries.

26 of these countries require a visa on arrival, and/or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter Sri Lanka. Thus, Lebanon can only access the following 16 countries entirely visa-free:

  • Cook Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Niue
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Syria
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Georgia
  • Türkiye
  • Dominica
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Macao (SAR China)
  • Malaysia
  • Ecuador

Henley & Partners passport index bases its ranking on the data of the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) for 199 countries to 227 travel destinations.

The following countries ranked lower than Lebanon:

  • Bangladesh
  • Kosovo
  • Libya
  • North Korea
  • Nepal
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Somalia
  • Yemen
  • Pakistan
  • Syria
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan

Japan holds first place followed by Singapore and South Korea in second place and Spain and Germany in third place.

While Afghanistan holds the last place preceded by Iraq ranking 111th and Syria in the 110th place.