India is ranked 87th out of 199 passports on the Henley Passport Index, which ranks the strongest and weakest passports based on information provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA). 60 nations accept Indian passport holders without requiring a visa.
Bangalore, first published July 21, 2022, 4:42 p.m. IST
Indian passport holders do not need to obtain a visa to enter 60 countries around the world. India enjoys visa-free access to 60 countries, ranking 87th on the 2022 Henley Passport Index. However, the value of an Indian passport has risen from 85th to 87th in the index.
Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, India halted all outbound travel. After almost two years, the ban was lifted in March this year. Even though India has signed bubble agreements with several countries to facilitate round trips.
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According to the 2022 Henley Passport Index, Japan’s passport is the most powerful in the world, granting its holder visa-free access to 193 countries. It is followed by the passports of Singapore and South Korea, whose holders will be able to travel to 192 countries without a visa.
Syria has the third weakest passport in the world, Afghanistan is ranked last at number 112 and only has visa-free access to 27 countries. Iraq is ranked second to last at position 111. Pakistan has the fourth weakest passport, allowing visa-free travel to only 32 countries.
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Without a visa: what does it mean?
Visa-free travel implies that you can enter this country without obtaining a visa in addition to your passport.
What are the advantages of traveling without a visa?
The benefits of traveling without a visa include:
- Access to a visa-free nation
- Entry does not involve filling out tedious visa applications
- No other documents are required
Checklist of 60 Visa Free Countries for Indian Passport
1. Cook Islands
3. Marshall Islands
6. Palau Islands
17. British Virgin Islands
23. Saint Kitts and Nevis
24. Saint Lucia
25. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
26. Trinidad and Tobago
31. Macau (SAR China)
37. East Timor
39. El Salvador
42. Cape Verde Islands
43. Comoros Islands
54. Sierra Leone
Last updated July 21, 2022 4:44 PM IST