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For Indian passport holders, the Henley Passport Index for the first quarter of 2022, which was announced on Tuesday, showed an improvement. In comparison to 2021, India’s passport now ranks 83rd in the Henley Passport Index, up seven spots from 90th in 2021.
The current rankings depict passport strength in the first quarter of 2022. India is third after Rwanda and Uganda, and it is tied with the African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe for fourth place.
When ranking passports, several aspects are taken into account. One of them is the number of countries to which passport holders can travel without first obtaining a visa. Indian passport holders can now travel to 60 countries without obtaining a visa in advance.
Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Iran, Armenia, Jordan, Albania, Serbia, Trinidad and Tobago, British Virgin Islands, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand, Bolivia, Mauritius, and Ethiopia are among the nations where Indian passport holders can obtain a Visa On Arrival (VOA).
The International Air Transport Authority provided data for the Henley Passport Index rankings (IATA). The worldwide index is also augmented, enhanced, and updated with the use of considerable in-house research and open-source online data, according to the official website.
Passports from 199 countries and 227 different travel places are included in the index. The Henley Passport Index, which is updated quarterly, has Japan and Singapore as the top destinations for the first quarter of 2022. Germany and South Korea tied for second position on the passport index. In terms of the most powerful passports, Spain, Finland, Italy, and Luxembourg were ranked third.
Passport holders from Japan, Finland, and Ireland can travel more than 180 countries without a visa, but citizens from Vietnam, Chad, and Egypt can only visit roughly 50 countries.