India ranks 66 in Global Passport Index

  • According to the Global Passport Power Index, the Indian passport was ranked 66th in the world. Last year, India ranked 71 in the Global Passport Power Index, with a visa-free score of 51. 
  • The Indian passport holders enjoy visa-free access to 66 countries (Visa free entry to 25 countries and Visa on arrival facilities in 51 countries), improved nine notches since the previous year.
  • The ranking was based on the passports’ visa-free score. 
  • Singapore and Germany have the world’s “most powerful” passport with access to 165 countries. Singapore passport holders can visit 127 countries without requiring permission from the foreign authority. They can get  visa on arrival  in 38 countries. Singapore passport holders require visa beforehand to travel 33 countries.
  • Falling in the last place of the list is Afghanistan, ranked 91 with a score of 22, followed by Pakistan and Iraq at 90 with a score of 26, Syria at 88, having a score of 29 and Somalia at 87 with a score 34.
  • The results are part of citizenship planning firm Henley and Partners’ annual passport index, which ranks passports based on the number of countries a holder can go to without a visa or the number of countries a holder can go to where they can obtain a visa, visitor’s permit, or electronic travel authority upon arrival.

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