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India improves its global passport ranking, Japan, Singapore top list

The Indian passport now ranks at 83rd position on the Henley Passport Index, climbing seven places from the 90th rank last year

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IANS  |  New Delhi 

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The Indian now ranks at 83rd position on the Henley Index, climbing seven places from the 90th rank last year, the London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm, said. It released the rankings for the year 2022, based on exclusive data provided by the International Air Transport Association.

As per the report, Japan and Singapore top the list of being the most powerful passports in the world for the year 2022. The visa-free score of both countries is at 192. Afghanistan (rank 111) and Iraq (rank 110) continue to be in the 'worst passports to hold' category having a visa-free score of 26 and 28 respectively. Pakistan's is fourth among the worst or least powerful passports.

The index includes 199 different passports and 227 different destinations. Updated quarterly, the Henley Passport Index is considered the standard reference tool for the global citizen and sovereign states for assessing passport rank on the global mobility spectrum.

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First Published: Thu, January 13 2022. 17:45 IST
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