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Indian passport becomes 83rd most potent in Global ranking 2022

Indian passport becomes 83rd most potent in Global ranking 2022

The emergency and spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, and the fresh Covid-19 outbreak in several countries, has prompted world governments to impose restrictions on international air travel. Amid this, the Henley Passport Index is back with its rankings for the world's most powerful passports.

Indian passport power has improved, with the country climbing seven places to rank in 83rd place in the Henley Passport Index, up from the 90th position in the previous year's rankings.

The Henley Global Mobility Report 2022 Q1, published quarterly by global immigration consultant firm Henley & Partners, shows that the Indian passport now has visa-free access to 60 destinations worldwide.

The latest report, Henley's first of the year, which is also for the first quarter of 2022, as always, ranks national passports in terms of their power, i.e., the number of destinations holder of a particular passport can visit without a prior visa. Like last year, Japan and Singapore emerged as the joint toppers, followed by Germany and South Korea, which also retained their familiar second spot. Similarly, Afghanistan and Iraq maintained first and second spots in the reverse direction, respectively.

Meanwhile, India improved its ranking, jumping seven spots to 83 on the index, which considers 199 passports. Also, just like last year, Henley has not considered travel restrictions while compiling this latest list.

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Here are the world's most powerful passports, with the number of countries holders can visit without a prior visa in brackets:

Top 10: (1.) Japan, Singapore (192)

(2.) Germany, South Korea (190)

(3.) Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (189)

(4.) Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden (188)

(5.) Ireland, Portugal (187)

(6.) Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, UK, USA (186)

(7.) Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta (185)

(8.) Poland, Hungary (183)

'(9.) Lithuania, Slovakia (182)

(10.) Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia (181)

Bottom (less than 40 destinations): (1/111.) Afghanistan (26)

(2/110.) Iraq (28)

(3/109.) Syria (29)

(4/108.) Pakistan (31)

(5/107.) Yemen (33)

(6/106.) Somalia (34)

(7/105.) Nepal and Palestinian territories (37)

(8/104.) North Korea (39)

The rating and ranking are based on the analysis of exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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