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Henley Passport Index 2021


India has been ranked 90th in the most powerful passport report ‘Henley Passport Index 2021’.

About Henley Passport Index

  • The Henley Passport Index is the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.
  •  The index 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.
  •  The index covers 227 destinations and 199 passports.
  • It was launched in 2006 and includes 199 different passports.

Global Rankings:

  • Japan and Singapore stood at the top of this year’s list, with their passport holders allowed to travel visa-free to 192 countries, while South Korea and Germany share the second position.
    • For the third consecutive year, Japan has secured the top position.
    • Meanwhile, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, and Yemen are among the least powerful.

India’s Performance:

  • India fell down to the 90th position, with its passport holders allowed to travel visafree to 58 countries.
    • India shares the rank with Tajikistan and Burkina Faso.
    • India was ranked 85th in the January 2021’s index’, (84th) in 2020 and (82nd) in 2019.

The Henley Passport Index


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