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Henley Passport Index 2019: Check India's rank in world's most powerful passport list

The Henley Passport Index is the only passport index that is based on IATA data

Thursday March 28, 2019 1:02 PM, Hena Farhat, ummid.com

Indian Passport Ranking

Mumbai: With a score of 60 India has ranked 80th in the World's Most Powerful Passport list according to Henley Passport Index 2019 relased Wednesday.

A score of 60 means Indian Passport holders can visit 60 countries without struggling to get a visa.

Among other neighboring countries Sri Lanka has ranked 95 with a score of 43, Bangaldesh has ranked 97 with a score of 41 and Pakistan is on 102nd position with a score of 33 in the latest ranking of World's Most Powerful Passports.

The Henley Passport Index is the only passport index that is based on IATA data, enhanced by extensive in-house research, supported by expert commentary, and updated regularly throughout the year, making it the most robust, credible, and reliable index of its kind.

According to the latest update of the Henley Passport Index, Japan, South Korea and Singapore top the list of the world’s most powerful passports, by sharing the first spot. Holders of a passport of any of the three can visit 189 countries without struggling to get a visa.

Germany holds the second spot with the most powerful passport in not only the European Union, but also the whole of Europe. Five other EU member states share the 3rd place – with a score of 187: Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, and Sweden.

According to Henley Passport Index Albania is the European country that marked the most significant improvement regarding visa-free traveling for its citizens.

“Albania, for instance, has moved up 28 places on the index over the past ten years, with citizens of this once closed-off nation now able to access 116 destinations without a prior visa,” Henley Passport Index said.

Albanian nationals can currently visit 116 countries without having to go through all the procedures to get a visa before their trip.

In the Middle East, UAE is the top rank holder with 21st position it shares with Brunei. Their score is 165. Among other GCC states Kuwait has ranked 54 with a score of 92, Qatar has been ranked 57 with a score of 87, Bahrain has ranked 61 with a score of 81, Oman has ranked 65 with a score of 76, Saudi Arabia has ranked 68 with a score of 73 and Jordan has ranked 89 with a score of 50.

Turkey, Egypt and Iran have respectively ranked 50, 90 and 97.

Among other OIC states, Malaysia had been ranked 13th with a score of 177, Indonesia has been ranked 71, Tunisia 74 and Madlives 58.

"The Henley Passport Index is the most rigorous and sophisticated measure of global access. It goes beyond a simple ranking of passports to provide you with an in-depth picture of your travel freedom, including which countries you can access with which type of visa, how your passport has changed over the last 14 years, how your passport compares to other passports, why your passport has the level of access it does, and which additional passports would improve your mobility", it said.

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