Henley Passport Index 2021

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    • India has been ranked 90th in the most powerful passport report ‘Henley Passport Index 2021’.

    About Henley Passport Index

    • The Henley Passport Index is the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.
    •  The index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information.
    •  The index covers 227 destinations and 199 passports.

    Top Performers: 

    • Japan and Singapore stood at the top of this year’s list, with their passport holders allowed to travel visa-free to 192 countries, while South Korea and Germany share the second position. 
      • Meanwhile, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, and Yemen are among the least powerful.
    • India, which held the 84th rank last year, fell down to the 90th position, with its passport holders allowed to travel visa-free to 58 countries. 
      • India shares the rank with Tajikistan and Burkina Faso.

    Source :IE