Taken from Abir
Lebanon was ranked among the worst countries in the world when it comes to freedom of travel and visa restrictions according to the 2013 Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index however the Lebanese General Security didn’t like these stats and released a statement today claiming the Lebanese Passport is among the best in the world.
I read their statement and to be honest I didn’t get what they are trying to say. Lebanon is indeed going through rough times and that explains the mediocre ranking of our passport, but we are very very far from being among the best in the world. Moreover, introducing biometric passports will not affect our ranking because the index is based on the freedom of travel and visa restrictions.
We all want the Lebanese passport to be ranked among the best but that’s not gonna happen anytime soon.
I ironically like the argument of “39 countries without visa”… :))
They meant that quality wise the passport is among the best in the world and they are always developing the passport to follow the latest technologies.
As Ziad Rahbani said: ” fi jeld w fi mech jeld, jebt el jeld w ttol3it bi jeldeh”.
This link says it all, we are the 10th worse country in Passport efficiency
Is he out of his mind? What an arrogant prick. I have a green card and a lebanese passport. That passport is shit!!!!! you can’t travel anywhere without being hassled, required tons of paperwork and waiting time. Except maybe for Syria, sudan, iran, north korea… yay!!!