The most recent rating revealed by Henley Passport Index, launched on Tuesday, places India’s passport on the eightieth spot, shifting it up 5 locations from its place in 2022. Indians can now journey to 57 locations with no visa.
India’s present rank ties it with nations like Togo and Senegal.
Whereas Indian passport holders have visa-free entry and visa-on-arrival entry to nations reminiscent of Indonesia, Thailand, Rwanda, Jamaica, and Sri Lanka, they nonetheless want a visa to enter 177 locations internationally. A few of these nations embrace China, Japan, Russia, the USA, and European Union Nations.
In the meantime, Singapore has changed Japan with having the world’s strongest passport, permitting visa-free entry to 192 international locations.
After 5 years on the high, Japan dropped to 3rd place because the variety of locations its passport can entry with no visa fell. The US, which as soon as topped the rating almost a decade in the past, slid two locations to eighth place. The UK, after a Brexit-induced hunch, jumped two locations to fourth, a place it final held in 2017. On the backside of the record is Afghanistan with easy accessibility to 27 locations.
Passport Index has change into the most well-liked interactive on-line instrument to show, type, and rank the world’s passports.
Notably, the Henley Passport Index, initially created by Dr. Christian H. Kaelin, relies on information offered by the Worldwide Air Transport Authority (IATA) and covers 199 passports and 227 journey locations.
It’s up to date in real-time all year long, as and when visa coverage adjustments come into impact.