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World’s Most Powerful Passports 2021: India Ranked 85th in Henley Passport Index, Japan Tops

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World’s Most Powerful Passports 2021On 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:

RankPassportVisa-Free Score

South Korea








Key Points:

–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.

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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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