Why Henley Passport Index 2023 in news?

Henley passport index 2023 India rank: The latest ranking published by Henley Passport Index has put India’s passport at the 80th spot, moving it up seven places from its position in 2022.

About Henley Passport Index

It is the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.

  • The index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the largest, most accurate travel information database.
  • The Henley Passport Index compares the visa-free access of 199 different passports to 227 travel destinations.
  • For every country that a passport allows its holder to enter without requiring a visa, or simply by obtaining a visa on arrival instead of getting pre-departure approval, it scores a point.
  • The Index is brought out by Henley and Partners.

Powerful Passports in the World 2023

  1. Singapore
  2. Germany, Italy and Spain
  3. Austria, Finland, France, Japan, Luxembourg, South Korea and Sweden

Weakest Passports in the World

Afghanistan remains at the bottom of the Henley Passport Index followed by Iraq and Syria.

India’s Rank in Henley Passport Index (India passport ranking)

  • India is currently ranked 80th on the index along with Togo and Senegal, with visa-free access to 57 countries.
  • India’s ranked 87th in 2022.

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