Henley Passport Index 2022

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India has been ranked 87 out of the world's 199 most powerful passports in 2022 in the Henley Passport Index 2022 published by immigration consultancy Henley & Partners.

Important facts

  • The ranking was based on the number of destinations that passport holders can reach without prior visas.

Countries' performance in the index

  • Japan ranks first among 199 countries. It is followed by Singapore and South Korea.

  • Japan's passport allows entry to 193 countries without a prior visa. Singapore and South Korea, on the other hand, allow seamless entry into 192 countries.

  • in Asian countries; India, Mauritius and Tajikistan are ranked 87th with hassle-free entry to 67 countries without prior visas.

  • China and Bolivia are ranked 69th with their passports allowing access to 80 destinations.

  • Bangladesh is ranked 104th.

  • With access to 32 destinations, Pakistan has the fourth worst passport in the world.

  • Afghan passport holders have access to only 27 countries. Iraqi passport, on the other hand, provides hassle-free entry to 29 countries. These two countries have been placed at the bottom.

  • The top 10 countries on the list of the most powerful passports in the world include Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Spain, Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria and Denmark (in order).

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