Recently International air Transport Association launched the Henley Passport Index 2021. Around 227 different travel destinations are considered to launch the index. The 2021 index is released based on the number of destinations the holders can access without visa. Henley Passport Index India ranked 85th
Findings of Index
- According to the Nepal at rank 104 and Pakistan at 107 continue to be the “Worst passports to hold” category. Pakistan had a visa-free score of 32 countries and Nepal had a score of 38 countries.
- The countries such as Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Iraq and Syrian Arab Republic were the countries with the worst passport to hold with a score of 26, 28 and 29.
- The report reveals that Japanese citizens can travel to 191 countries and Japan was the top performer.
- Asian nation Singapore was in 2nd position with a score of 190.
- East Asian nation South Korea and Western European nation Germany were at third position with a score of 189.
- Developed Countries such as United Kingdom, United States of America, New Zealand and Switzerland were at the 7th position. They are considered as the most powerful passports in the world. Their score was 185.
- The Australia was at 8th position with a score of 184.
India’s rank in Henley Passport Index
In the current Index India ranked 85th and India scored 58 in the Henley Passport Index.
About Henley Passport Index, 2021
Over the past 16 years, the top positions of Henley Passport Index were taken by the European Union countries, United States of America and United Kingdom. In 2021, the Asia Pacific countries have become the top performers.
What is Passport Index?
It is an online tool provides insights about visa-free travel option. The Index includes World Openness score, Visa-free scores and Global mobility scores.
Visa free destinations
There are 58 destinations in the world that does not require prior visa. Of these 20 are in Africa and 11 are in Asia.