India is a unique and wonderful country to travel in. What about Indians wanting to travel abroad? The number of Indians traveling abroad has increased tremendously. The Indian passport has recently ranked at the 83rd position on the Henley Passport Index. It was ranked 90th in 2021. Japan and Singapore are ranked at the top of the index. Below we take a look at the criteria of this index and the countries one can travel to visa-free and with a visa on arrival on an Indian passport. This will give insight into the Indian passport rank.
Henley Passport Index
- The Henley Passport Index takes the number of locations the holder can travel to without a prior visa into consideration for the passport rank. It is the original ranking according to the number of travel destinations allowed.
- The Henley Passport Index was inaugurated in 2006 and consists of 199 passports.
- It was formed by Dr. Christian H. Kaelin (chairman of Henley & Partners). The rankings use private data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which holds the world’s biggest and most precise database of travel information.
- It is updated all year and also when visa policy modifications take place.
India has Visa-Free Access to:
British Virgin Islands
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Macao (SAR China)
Cape Verde Islands
India has Visa on Arrival access to:
Types of Visa
Visa on Arrival
This visa is granted at the port of entry of the country.
These are countries that do not require a visa from visitors from other countries. They are called visa-free nations.
This is a standard visa that is issued online.
This is issued instead of a visa. It allows visitors to enter countries for a definite period of time.
Low Ranked Passports
The Afghanistan passport ranks 111th and Iraq ranks 110th allowing limiting visa-free travel. These passports are considered the most limiting passports to hold. Pakistan is fourth among the lowest-ranked passports.
Visa-Free Country Travel
Both Japan and Singapore have visa-free access to 192 countries. Afghanistan ranked 111th and has access to 26 countries visa-free. Iraq is ranked 110th and has access to 28 countries visa-free.
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Japan and Singapore rank at the top of the Henley Passport Index.
India is currently ranked 83rd.
Japan and Singapore have access to 192 countries visa-free.
Afghanistan and Iraq have access to 26 and 28 visa-free countries respectively.