visa-free access to 60 nations

Indians can travel to 60 countries “Visa Free”

Planning to travel abroad? Now Indians can travel to 60 countries visa-free. Here's the list of visa-free countries.

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The Henley Passport Index has been released and India ranked 87th on the chart with visa-free access to 60 countries. Henry passport index is a global passport rankings chart that uses data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) to rank ‘strongest’ and ‘weakest’ among 199 passports.

Japan, Singapore and South Korea have the most powerful passports in the world. Japan has topped the chart having visa-free access to 193 nations, followed by Singapore and South Korea – both second with access to 192 nations.

India’s passport provides visa-free access to 60 nations

Indian passport holders do not need a prior visa to travel to 60 countries as per the recently released Henley passport index listing. The passport index defines the strength of diplomatic relations of any one country with others; essentially, the more one country has ‘ease of access to others, the higher it’s ranking.

The index uses 17 years of data and helps wealthy individuals and governments assess the value of citizenships around the world based on which passports offer the most prolific visa-free, or visa-on-arrival access.

Countries to which Indians have ‘visa-on-arrival’ access include Asian destinations like Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives and Sri Lanka. 21 countries in Africa provide visa-on-arrival services to Indian citizens. There are only two European countries that do the same.

The reopening of international travel has helped passports regain resilience. After the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 India suspended international flights to contain the spread of covid-19. The ban was finally lifted after two years in March this year.

Here’s the full list of countries India has visa-free access to:

OCEANIA

Cook Islands
Fiji
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Niue
Palau Islands
Samoa
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

MIDDLE EAST

Iran
Jordan
Oman
Qatar

EUROPE

Albania
Serbia

CARIBBEAN

Barbados
Dominica
Haiti
British Virgin Islands
Grenada
Jamaica
Montserrat
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent
Trinidad and Tobago

ASIA

Bhutan
Cambodia
Indonesia
Laos
Macao (SAR China)
Maldives
Myanmar
Sri Lanka
Nepal
Thailand
Timor-Leste

AMERICAS

Bolivia
El Salvador

AFRICA

Botswana
Burundi
Cape Verde Islands
Comoro Islands
Ethiopia
Gabon
Guinea-Bissau
Madagascar
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Rwanda
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zimbabwe

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