Indian Passport Ranks 80th In Global Index, Indians Can Now Travel Without Visa...
Latest Updates: Henley Passport Index's latest release on Tuesday showcases India's remarkable ascent, propelling its passport to the 80th spot, a notable rise of five places compared to 2022. Indians can now delight in visa-free travel to 57 splendid destinations worldwide. India's current ranking brings it on par with nations like Togo and Senegal, marking a significant stride in global mobility.
In the latest report from the Henley Passport Index, Indian passport holders can rejoice in visa-free and visa-on-arrival access to captivating countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Rwanda, Jamaica, and Sri Lanka. However, for 177 other destinations worldwide, a visa is still required, including prominent nations like China, Japan, Russia, the United States, and European Union countries.
Singapore has triumphed over Japan, claiming the title of the world's most powerful passport, granting its holders visa-free entry to an impressive 192 global destinations.
Japan, which had held the top position for five years, dropped to third place due to a decrease in visa-free destinations for its passport holders. Meanwhile, the United States, formerly a long-standing champion nearly a decade ago, slid two spots down to eighth place. The UK, after facing challenges post-Brexit, surged two places to secure the fourth position, reminiscent of its standing in 2017. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Afghanistan holds the last position, with access to only 27 destinations without a visa.
The Henley Passport Index, an influential interactive online tool, has gained widespread popularity for its comprehensive display, sorting, and ranking of the world's passports. Initially developed by Dr. Christian H. Kaelin, the index relies on data provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and covers 199 passports and 227 travel destinations. It is continuously updated in real-time to reflect changes in visa policies throughout the year.