Henley Passport Index 2023

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Overview:

The latest ranking published by Henley Passport Index, released recently, puts India's passport at the 80th spot, moving it up five places from its position in 2022.

About Henley Passport Index 2023:

 

  • The Henley Passport Index is the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.
  • It is published by Henley & Partners, a global citizenship and residence advisory firm, in partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
  • The index includes 199 different passports and 227 different travel destinations.
  • The index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and enhanced by Henley & Partners’ research team. 

 

Highlights of Henley Passport Index 2023:

  • Singapore has topped the passport rankings with visa-free access to 192 global destinations.
  • With visa-free access to 190 destinations, three European countries – Germany, Italy and Spain – share the second rank on the list.
  • Japan, the previous top-rank holder, slipped down to the third rank. Japan shares the rank with Austria, Finland, France, Luxembourg, South Korea and Sweden.
  • With 101, 102 and 103 ranks respectively, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are the world’s weakest passports. Pakistan is on the 100th spot.

 

India’s rank:

  • India has climbed seven places to 80th rank from 87 last year.
  • It shares the spot with Senegal and Togo, with visa-free access to 57 destinations.

 


Q) What is the International Air Transport Association (IATA)?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an international trade body founded in 1945 by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 300 airlines comprising 94% of the international scheduled air traffic. The organisation also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general.

 

Source: India Ranks At 80th Spot In Passport Index, Indians Can Now Travel Visa-Free To...