Henley Passport Index 2023 : Japan retained its top position


Japan has retained its position as the most favourable passport in the world, according to the latest Henley Passport Index, which allows visa-free entry to 193 global destinations.

An overview of the news

  • Japan is at the top for the fifth year in a row.

  • Singapore and South Korea are joint second in the ranking, followed by Germany and Spain and then several other European nations.

  • The US was among the top 22 with visa-free access to 186 destinations, matching the likes of Switzerland, New Zealand and Norway.

  • Compared to last year India's position has improved by two points. India is at 85th position in the ranking.

  • An Indian passport holder can travel visa-free to 59 countries, although in 2022 the number was 60.

  • Mauritius and Uzbekistan passports are as powerful as India's passports.

Top 10 countries in Henley Passport Index 2023

  1. Japan - 193 destination 

  2. Singapore, South Korea 192 destination 

  3. Germany, Spain 190 destination 

  4. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg 189 destination 

  5. Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden 188 destination 

  6. France, Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom 187 destination 

  7. Belgium, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United States 186 destination 

  8. Australia, Canada, Greece, Malta 185 destination 

  9. Hungary, Poland 184 destination 

  10. Lithuania, Slovakia 183 destination 

      85. India, Mauritania, Uzbekistan 59 destination 

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