Apr 22, 2018

Sri Lanka’s passport placed 94th out of 100 countries Featured

Sri Lanka’s passport has been ranked 94th out of 100 countries according to the Passport Power Rank Index 2018.

With a score of 39, Sri Lanka is jointly placed with Bangladesh, Iran and Eritrea.


Placed top in the index is Singapore, with a score of 164, followed by South Korea (163) and Germany and Japan (162).


At the bottom of the ranking is Afghanistan with a score of 25, after Syria, Pakistan and Iraq.

Visa-free entry is the basis for the ranking.

Controller general of immigration and emigration Nihal Ranasinghe said a country should improve its socioeconomic indicators to go higher up in the rankings.

He added that this ranking was not an indicator of a passport’s quality of content, nature or printing.