Good news for Indian travelers
India has improved its passport power ranking for the year 2022, climbing seven places to rank in 83rd place compared to the 90th position last year, according to the latest report from the Henley Passport Index. The new jump in rankings will enable Indian passport holders to now visit 59 destinations worldwide including Oman (latest addition) without obtaining a visa. Till now India had added 35 more destinations since 2006.
London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley and Partners has released the Henley Passport Index for the year 2022. The index ranks 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 provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The current rankings show the strength of passports for the first quarter of 2022.
Japan and Singapore ranked first on the index with visa-free access to 192 destinations. Germany and South Korea ranked second with visa-free access to 190 destinations. Afghani passport sits at the bottom of the index of 199 passports. It is predicted that along with the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change will be a key driver of mobility in the months and years to come
The index doesn’t take temporary restrictions into account.
These are the visa-free access destinations for Indian passport holders
British Virgin Islands
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Macao (SAR China)
Cape Verde Islands