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India slips 6 ranks on Henley’s Passport Index Q4-2021 to 90th; Japan & Singapore Tops

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India Slips Six Ranks on Henley’s Passport IndexAccording to the ‘Henley Passport Index (HPI) 2021’ released by Henley and Partners, India’s ranking has slipped by 6 places to 90th from 84th in Q2 2021 allowing its passport holders to travel 58 countries without visa.

  • The index has been topped by Japan and Singapore as they allow visa-free travel to 192 countries to their passport holders.
  • Notably, this is the 3rd consecutive year that Japan has grabbed the top spot.
  • The toppers are followed by South Korea and Germany at 2nd position with visa-free travel to 190 countries.

Basis of analysis:

The rankings are based on the data analysis provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It covered 227 destinations and 199 passports.

  • It states how easy it is for citizens from different countries to move around.

Key Points:

i.India shares its 90th rank with Tajikistan and Burkina Faso.

ii.Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, and Yemen are among the least powerful passports.

iii.The index highlights the gap between the most powerful and least powerful passports which has increased due to COVID-19 related travel bans and restrictions.

iv.Expert insights regarding the latest ranking are available in the Henley & Partners’ Global Mobility Report 2021 Q4.

Table showing World’s 10 most powerful passports:

Rank Country Visa-Free Access
90 India, Tajikistan & Burkina Faso 58
1 Japan & Singapore 192
2 Germany & South Korea 190
3 Finland, Italy, Luxembourg & Spain 189
4 Austria & Denmark 188
5 France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal & Sweden 187

Table Showing World’s 10 least powerful passports:

Rank Country Visa-Free Access
112 Yemen 33
113 Pakistan 31
114 Syria 29
115 Iraq 28
116 Afghanistan 26

About HPI:

Prepared by Henley & Partners, HPI is the standard reference tool for global citizens and sovereign states to access passport ranks on global mobility without a prior visa. It is updated quarterly.

Recent Related News:

According to ‘Henley Passport Index: Q2 2021 Global Ranking’ released by Henley & Partners, India has been ranked as 84th Most Powerful Passport (visa-free score – 58). The Index has been topped by Japan, Singapore while Germany & South Korea together took the 3rd spot.

About Henley & Partners:

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Dr. Juerg Steffen
Headquarters– London, United Kingdom