Henley Index ranks Indian Passport at 83rd, Holders can now visit 60 countries
Proud moment for Indian passport holders and they can now access as many as 60 countries without a prior visa.Author : Vaibhav Gupta
Proud moment for Indian citizens as the Henley Passport Index was updated on the 11th of January for the first quarter of 2022. India passport now ranks 83rd as compared to the 90th spot held by it in 2021. India is just behind Rwanda and Uganda, and it shares the position with Sao Tome and Principe.
A lot of factors are put into thought before the passport moves up the ladder. One of which is how many countries can the holder access without a prior visa. Indian passport can now visit 60 countries without a prior. The countries that India passport holders visit with a Visa On Arrival (VOA) are Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Iran, Armenia, Jordan, Albania, Serbia, Trinidad and Tobago, British Virgin Islands, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand, Bolivia, Mauritius, and Ethiopia.
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The index is decided based on the data provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA). The official website also mentions that the global index is supplemented, enhanced, and updated with extensive in-house research and online data. The index is updated quarterly and has ranked Japan and Singapore at the first position. The second spot is occupied by Germany and South Korea. Spain, Finland, Italy and Luxemburg have been put on 3rd spot.