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Lebanese Passport Ranked Among The Worst In The World


Lebanon’s passport is one of the worst among all 199 passports in the world, according to the Henley Passport Index 2020.

Using data provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA), the Henley Passport Index quarterly ranks passports based on the number of destinations their holder can visit without applying for a visa in advance.

The ranking takes into consideration the purchase of visas on arrival, visitor’s permits, and an electronic travel authority (ETA).

With a Lebanese passport, you can only access 40 countries without a visa. However, 26 of these countries require you to purchase a visa upon entry.

So, technically speaking, Lebanese passport holders are able to enter only 14 countries completely visa-free.

These include Dominica, Georgia, Turkey, Syria, Ecuador, Egypt, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Macau, Malaysia, Qatar, and Micronesia in Oceania.

Japan holds the top spot for the best passport in 2020. It has achieved a visa-free score of 191 countries. Afghanistan’s passport is the least powerful in the world, based on this index.

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Lebanese Passport Ranked Among The Worst In The World

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