Indian Passport Loses Its Power, Drops 2 Slots To #84; This Country Has World’s Most Powerful Passport!
According to a the world’s most powerful passport index 2020, Indian passport, ranked 84th, can get you visa-free entry to 58 destinations worldwide.
As per the reports, Henley & Partners has come out with a passport index Based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
According to this index, the countries are ranked according to the number of destinations their passport holder can access without a prior visa.
While India’s rank has dropped from 82nd spot in 2019 to 84th in 2020, on the other Japan continues to top the list of the world’s most powerful passport as it fetches visa-free access to 191 countries.
Which Are The World’s Most Powerful Passports?
According to this index, Asia dominates the top of the list, with Singapore in second place (with a score of 190) and South Korea tying with Germany in third place (with a score of 189).
The world’s top 10 most powerful passports list is given below as per the report.
|Country Name||Visa-free entry to countries count|
|Germany, South Korea||189|
|Denmark, Luxembourg, Spain||187|
|Austria, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland||185|
|Belgium, Greece, Norway, UK, USA||184|
|Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Malta, New Zealand||183|
|Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia||181|
How Did India Performed In World’s Most Powerful Passport Index 2020?
As per the reports,, India’s passport ranking dropped by 2 places in 2020 to the 84th position where it is tagged along with Mauritania and Tajikistan.
Also, the Chinese passport is more powerful than India’s as it is ranked 71st.
While, Afghanistan’s passport is the world’s worst passport while Pakistan’s is the fourth worst, according to the Henley Passport Index 2020 report.
With Indian passport, one can travel visa-free to 58 destinations like Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Macao, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Iran and Qatar. However, you might require visa-on-arrival in some countries.
Which Are The World’s Worst Passports?
Interestingly this index also uncovers the list of worlds the worst passports. Its list is given below.
1) Afghanistan – Visa-free access to 26 countries
2) Iraq – 28 countries
3) Syria – 29
4) Pakistan, Somalia – 32
5) Yemen – 33
6) Libya – 37
7) Nepal, Palestinian Territory – 38
8) North Korea, Sudan – 39
9) Kosovo, Lebanon – 40
10) Bangladesh, Congo, Eritrea, Iran – 41
The Henley Passport Index, periodically measures the world’s most travel-friendly passports.