On January 2021, Henley & Partners released “Henley Passport Index:Q1 2021 Global Ranking” where India was ranked 85th with visa-free score 58. The visa-free score states that Indian passport holders get to visit 58 countries without a prior visa. India shared its rank with Tajikistan.
- In 2020, India held 84th position.
- The index was topped by Japan with visa-free score of 191. It has been holding the position for three consecutive years. It was followed by Singapore with visa-free score of 190 and Germany & South Korea with visa-free score of 189 respectively.
Following table shows the top 5 ranked countries:
–The current rankings do not account the temporary restrictions that have been implemented due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Afghanistan was ranked last at 110th with a score of 26. It is in the “worst passports to hold. Pakistan (rank 107) and Nepal (rank 104) continue to be in this category having a visa-free score of 32 and 38 respectively.
About Henley Passport Index:
The Henley Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.
- The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information. Henley & Partners Research Department retrieved the data and enhanced it to release the Passport Index.
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