India ranks 66 in Global Passport Index, Singapore tops the chart

As per the annual passport index, Singapore has the world's "most powerful" passport with access to 165 countries. This is followed by Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 1, 2018 10:09:46 am
tatkal passport, Pune Regional Passport Office, PRO, POPSK, India news Now Indian passport holders can travel to 66 countries without a visa. (File)

The Indian passport was ranked 66th in the world in the latest ranking of the Global Passport Index. The ranking was based on the passports’ visa-free score. The ranking of Indian passport, granting its holders visa-free access to 66 countries, improved nine notches since the previous year.

As per the annual passport index, Singapore and Germany have the world’s “most powerful” passport with access to 165 countries.

Falling in the last place of the list is Afghanistan, ranked 91 with a score of 22, followed by Pakistan and Iraq at 90 with a score of 26, Syria at 88, having a score of 29 and Somalia at 87 with a score 34.

The results are part of citizenship planning firm Henley and Partners’ annual passport index, which ranks passports based on the number of countries a holder can go to without a visa or the number of countries a holder can go to where they can obtain a visa, visitor’s permit, or electronic travel authority upon arrival.

Passport Index has become the most popular interactive online tool to display, sort and rank the world’s passports. The index ranks national passports by the cross-border access they bring, assigning a “visa-free score” according to the number of countries a passport holder can visit visa-free or with visa on arrival

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