According to Arton Capital’s Passport Index 2020, India has been ranked 58th in the list of World’s Most Powerful Passports. New Zealand topped the list followed by Japan, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Ireland, South Korea and Australia in second place.
Rank (Based on Access to Number of Nations)
India (52 Destinations)
New Zealand (129 Destinations)
Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Australia (128 Destinations)
Sweden, Belgium, France, Finland, Italy, Spain (127 Destinations)
Afghanistan, Iraq (31 Destinations)
75 (Bottom of the rankings)
i.A strong passport means that the passport holder of a particular country should be welcomed by a maximum number of countries.
ii.More Countries that welcome the passport holder – without a visa, with visa on arrival, with a visa in advance – the more powerful the passport becomes.
iii.Indian passport holders can visit 18 countries visa-free, 34 countries with Visa on Arrival, and 146 countries where visas are required in advance.
iv.The rankings are based on real-time basis, visa restrictions, taking into account legislative changes and entry requirements.
v.The New Zealand passport allows visa-free or visa-upon-arrival access to 129 destinations.
vi.Afghanistan, Iraq are placed at the bottom of rankings at 75th place with access to only 31 destinations.
Recent Related News:
i.January 08, 2020, As per Henley passport Index 2020 Indian passport ranked at the 84th spot among the world’s most powerful passports list, the list was topped by Japan.
About New Zealand:
Prime Minister – Jacinda Ardern
Capital – Wellington
Currency – New Zealand Dollar (NZ $)