Recently, Henley Passport Index released the list of the countries that allow passport holders to have visa-free or visa-on-arrival (VOA) access to other foreign nations.
This list shows countries with the most powerful passports in the world. Japan tops the list whereas Singapore and South Korea are in 2nd position.
India ranks 87th this year with free-visa access in 60 countries. All travel lovers in India can enjoy their vacation or honeymoon in their favorite destinations like Micronesia, Thailand, Maldives, Indonesia, and Mauritius without any trouble with a visa.
Full List of the Countries Where India has Free-Visa Access-
Oceania (Land of Islands):
- Cook Island
- Marshall Islands (VOA)
- Palau Islands (VOA)
- Samoa (VOA)
- Tuvalu (VOA)
Sri Lanka (VOA)
- Iran (VOA)
- Jordan (VOA)
Cape Verde Islands (VOA)
Comoro Islands (VOA)
Sierra Leone (VOA)
- British Virgin Islands
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- St. Kitts and Nevis
- Trinidad & Tobago
- St. Lucia (VOA)
Europe: Albania and Serbia
America: Bolivia (VOA) and El-Salvador (VOA)
Old Ranking of India in Henley Passport Index
India has ranked 87th this year in the Henley Passport Index ranking list of the world’s most powerful passports.
The list is updated every quarter. India’s ranking dropped 2 in the third quarter. It ranked 85th in the second quarter.
What is Henley Passport Index?
Henley Passport Index provides a global ranking of the world’s 199 passports. It was established in 2006 as a Henley & Partners Visa Restriction Index but renamed in 2018.
They rank countries whose passport holders can enjoy traveling freedom to other countries without visa or get visa on arrival.
It shows the country’s diplomatic relations with other countries.
Henley & Partners takes the data from International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is highly accurate, and from their own global database.
Top 10 Countries in the Henley Passport Ranking 2022:
- Japan ( access to 193 countries)
- Singapore and South Korea ( access to 192 countries)
- Germany and Spain (access to 190 countries)
- Finland, Italy, Luxembourg (access to 189 countries)
- Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, and Sweden (access to 188 countries)
- France, Ireland, Portugal, and United Kingdom ( access to 187 countries)
- Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and United States ( access to 186 countries)
- Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, and Malta (access to 185 countries)
- Hungary ( access to 183 countries)
- Lithuania, Slovakia, and Poland ( access to 182 countries)