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Henley Passport Index 2023

Published on January 12, 2023
Current Context: The Indian passport, which grants visa-free admission to 59 countries worldwide, is ranked 85th in the world's most influential passport index, the "Henley Passport Index 2023," which was published by Henley & Partners, a London-based global citizenship and residence advice organization.
Henley Passport Index 2023
  • In the previous years, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, India was placed 82nd, 84th, 85th, and 83rd, respectively.
  • 59 countries, including Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Macao, the Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Iran, and Qatar, do not require visas for holders of Indian passports, while some require visas-on-arrival.
  • The International Air Transport Association alone provided the data on which the index is based (IATA).
  • The index offers customers the most thorough and trustworthy information regarding their global access and mobility with 199 passports and 227 trip locations.
  • Each passport is given a grade based on how many countries it can travel to without a visa. Only 6% of nations have access to more than 70% of the global economy, according to the Henley Passport power scores.
  • Only 17% of nations, according to the Index, permit visa-free travel to more than 4/5 of the 227 places on the planet.
  • Henley Passport Index 2023:
    • The analysis claims that Japan's passport is still the most potent in the world. For up to 193 countries, Japanese nationals are eligible for visa-on-arrival or visa-free travel.
    • 192 countries can enter visa-free thanks to Singapore and South Korea, who are tied for second place.
    • Afghanistan's passport, which has a visa-free score of 27, is the world's weakest passport and ranks 109th in terms of least strength.
    • Iraq has the second-worst passport rating at 108 thanks to its 29 visa-free score.
  • NOTE: In the world's strongest passport rating for 2022, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is ranked first, while India is ranked 66th (as of December 16, 2022) according to Arton Capital's "Passport Index 2022."


Q.1 What is its ranking of India in the Henley Passport Index 2023?
a. 81st
b. 85th
c. 95th
d. 84th
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