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HENLEY PASSPORT INDEX 2022

HENLEY PASSPORT INDEX 2022

Context:

On 11 January 2022, the Henley Passport Index 2022 was released. This edition shows record-breaking levels of travel freedom for top-ranking countries like Singapore and Japan.

Important report findings:

  • The report also states that there has been a much broader global travel gap recorded since the index was created 17 years ago.
  • Passport holders of Japan and Singapore can now enter 192 locations worldwide without visas.
  • Afghanistan is listed at the end of the list.

Power of Indian Passport:

  • In the first quarter of 2022, India improved its passport power.
  • India climbed seven places and is ranked 83rd, whereas, in 2021, it was ranked 90th.

The Best Passports to Hold in 2022:

  • Japan and Singapore are ranked first, and passport holders have access to 192 locations without visas.
  • South Korea and Germany are second, and passport holders have access to 190 locations without visas.
  • Finland, Luxembourg, Italy, and Spain shared third place with 189 points.
  • Sweden, France, Netherlands, Austria, and Denmark are in 4th place, with 188 visa-free ones.
  • US and UK passports have regained their former status and are now ranked 6th with a visa-free or 186 visa-on-arrival score. By 2020, they had dropped to 8th place, the lowest in 17-year history.

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