Indian passport gives visa free access to 60 countries. List here | World News

Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Chandrasekhar Srinivasan

India is ranked 87th in the Henley Passport Index, a global passport ranking that uses data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) to rank 199 passports as ‘strong’ and ‘weak’. An Indian passport provides visa-free access to 60 countries.

In comparison, Japan, which tops the chart, has visa-free access to 193 countries, followed by Singapore and South Korea – with access to 192 countries.

India fell two places in the third quarter but rose three places compared to the same period last year. India is ranked 90th in Q3 and Q4 in 2021.

The passport index defines the strength of any one country’s diplomatic ties with others; Basically, the more ‘easily accessible’ a country is to others, the higher its ranking.

However, as global travel is yet to fully recover from the Covid restrictions, the index provides only a hypothetical snapshot of the best records to hold this quarter.

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

Complete List of Countries to which India has Visa Free Entry:

Countries to which India has access in Oceania (Henley Passport Index)
Countries to which India has access in Oceania (Henley Passport Index)
Countries India has access to in the Middle East and Europe (Henley Passport Index)
Countries India has access to in the Middle East and Europe (Henley Passport Index)
Countries in the Caribbean where India has access (Henley Passport Index)
Countries in the Caribbean where India has access (Henley Passport Index)
Countries to which India has access in Asia and the Americas (Henley Passport Index)
Countries with entry to India in Asia and the Americas (Henley Passport Index)
Countries with access to India in Africa (Henley Passport Index)
Countries with access to India in Africa (Henley Passport Index)

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