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INDIA RANKS 90TH ON THE HENLEY PASSPORT INDEX

INDIA RANKS 90TH ON THE HENLEY PASSPORT INDEX

Context:

On October 07, 2021, India has been ranked at 90th position among 116 countries, on the Henley Passport Index, released for Q4 of 2021. This index lists the world’s most travel-friendly passports.

India’s Position:

  • India’s position has dropped by 6 places, compared to last year (2020), during the same period, when it was placed at 84th spot.
  • Indian passport holders are allowed visa-free travel to just 58 nations.

Other Countries’ Position:

  • Going by the index, Japan and Singapore top the list.
  • Holders of Japan/Singapore passports can travel visa-free to 192 countries.
  • South Korea and Germany are pegged at the 2nd position, and holders of the same can travel to 190 visa-free destinations.
  • At the bottom is Afghanistan where the Afghan passport allows visa-free travel to only 26 countries.
  • Other passports at the bottom of the index are passports from Syria, Pakistan, Iraq, and Yemen.

Henley Passport Index:

  • It is the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports based on the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.
  • It ranks the passports of countries according to the number of destinations their holders can visit without a prior visa.

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