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

Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan
Jul 20, 2022 02:23 PM IST

India has 'visa-on-arrival' access to 60 nations around the world, with several in Asia and Africa. Here's the full list.

India has ranked 87th on the Henley Passport Index – a global passport rankings chart that uses data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) to rank 'strongest' and 'weakest' among 199 passports. India's passport provides visa-free access to 60 nations.

The Henley Passport Index has been released and India ranked 87th on the chart with visa-free access to 60 countries.

By comparison, Japan, which topped the chart, has visa-free access to 193 nations, followed by Singapore and South Korea – both second with access to 192 nations.

India fell two places in the third quarter but rose three from the corresponding period last year. India ranked 90th in Q3 and Q4 in 2021.

The passport index defines the strength of diplomatic relations of any one country with others; essentially, the more one country has 'ease of access' to others, the higher its ranking.

However, with global travel yet to fully recover from Covid restrictions, the index offers only a notional snapshot of the best documents to hold as of this quarter.

Countries to which Indians have 'visa-on-arrival' access include Asian destinations like Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives and Sri Lanka. There are also 21 countries in Africa that provide visa-on-arrival services to Indian citizens. There are only two European countries to do the same.

Full list of countries India has visa-free access to:

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