Indian passport's global ranking improves; check list of countries which offer 'visa on arrival'
New Delhi : The global rank of Indian passport has improved from last year; it has now come on 83rd position climbing seven places from the 90th rank last year.
The London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm released the rankings for the year 2022, based on exclusive data provided by the International Air Transport Association.
The rankings include 197 different passports and 227 different destinations. Updated quarterly, the Henley Passport Index is considered the standard reference tool for the global citizen and sovereign states for assessing passport rank on the global mobility spectrum.
More than 50 countries offer 'visa on arrival' to Indian passport holders. Oman, Thailand, Mauritius, Maldives, Fiji, Bhutan, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Iran, Seychelles, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Turkey, Macau, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Cook Islands, Bolivia, Armenia, Jordan, British Virgin Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Ivory Coast, Myanmar and others are few of the countries which offer visa on arrival for Indian passport holders.
According to the report, Japan and Singapore passports are on the top of the list.
The visa-free score of both countries is at 192. Germany and South Korea hold the second most powerful passports in the world while Finland, Luxemborg, Spain and Italy came third. Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Sweden held the fifth position while US and UK ranked sixth.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan (rank 111) and Iraq (rank 110) continue to be in the ‘worst passports to hold‘ category having a visa-free score of 26 and 28 respectively. Pakistan’s passport (rank 108) is fourth among the worst or least powerful passports.