India ranks 80th in the Global Passport Power Index 2024: Access to 62 Countries Without Visa

New Delhi:

The Indian passport has secured the 80th position in the 2024 Global Passport Power Index, allowing citizens to travel to 62 countries without the need for a visa.

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This ranking is shared with Uzbekistan, while neighboring Pakistan is positioned at 101.

Singapore and Japan have traditionally held the top spot for the most powerful passports, but this year, four European countries—France, Germany, Italy, and Spain—have joined them, offering visa-free access to 194 destinations.

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Key Points:

Indian Passport Ranking: 80th position, allowing visa-free travel to 62 countries.

Global Leaders: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, sharing the top spot with access to 194 destinations.

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Changes in Ranking: Traditional leaders Singapore and Japan share the top spot with European nations this year.

Top 3 Positions: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain (1st), Finland, South Korea, Sweden (2nd), Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands (3rd).

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UAE’s Growth: The United Arab Emirates ranks 11th, climbing significantly over the past decade, providing visa-free access to 183 destinations.

China’s Position: China rises to the 62nd position with visa-free access to 85 destinations.


Expert Insight:

Dr. Christian Kaelin, Chairman of immigration consultancy Henley & Partners, notes that while global travel freedom has increased over the years,

the gap between countries at the top and bottom of the list has widened.


He emphasizes that top-ranked countries can now access 166 more destinations visa-free than Afghanistan,

which sits at the bottom with access to only 28 countries without a visa.

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Top 10 Most Powerful Passports 2024:

These are Top 10 most powerful passports:

    1. France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain (194 destinations)
    2. Finland, South Korea, Sweden (193 destinations)
    3. Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands (192 destinations)
    4. Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom (193 destinations)
    5. Greece, Malta, Switzerland (190 destinations)
    6. Czech Republic, New Zealand, Poland (189 destinations)
    7. Canada, Hungary, United States (188 destinations)
    8. Estonia, Lithuania (187 destinations)
    9. Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia (186 destinations)
    10. Iceland (185 destinations).

That’s It!

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