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Indians can travel visa-free to 57 countries as country’s passport ranking improves | indian news

NEW DELHI: India’s passport ranking has improved to 80 in 2023 from 87 in 2022, giving its holders visa-free access to up to 57 countries, according to a report.
According to the last Henley passport indexSingapore has replaced Japan as having the world’s most powerful passport, allowing visa-free entry to 192 global destinations.
In Sport 80, the other two countries ranked along with India are Senegal and Togo.
Germany, Italy and Spain have moved up to second place with visa-free access to 190 destinations, and Japanese passport holders join those of six other nations (Austria, Finland, France, Luxembourg, South Korea and Sweden) in third place with access to 189 destinations without prior visa
The Henley Passport Index rankings are based on the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa, largely based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The report says India’s neighbor Pakistan has the fourth worst passport in the world, giving its holders visa-free access to just 33 countries.
At the bottom of the Henley Openness Index, four countries score zero, allowing no visa-free access for any passport: Afghanistan, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, and Turkmenistan.
(With contributions from agencies)

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