India Climbs to 80th Rank in Passport Index, Enables Visa-Free Travel to 57 Destinations

India’s passport has climbed five places to rank 80th in the latest Henley Passport Index, allowing its citizens visa-free travel to 57 destinations. However, Indians still require visas for 177 countries, including China, Japan, Russia, the US, and European Union nations.

Singapore now holds the top spot with the world’s most powerful passport, granting visa-free access to 192 global destinations. Japan dropped to third place after five years at the top, while the US slipped to eighth place.

The UK saw a positive change, moving up two spots to fourth place, while Afghanistan remained at the bottom of the list, with access to only 27 destinations.

The Henley Passport Index, created by Dr Christian H. Kaelin, utilizes data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) and covers 199 passports and 227 travel destinations. It is regularly updated to reflect changes in visa policies.

The Passport Index serves as a popular interactive online tool to rank and compare passports worldwide.

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