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France, Spain, Germany, Singapore, Italy and Japan emerge as world's most powerful passports, India ranks 85th Passport Rank
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France, Spain, Germany, Singapore, Italy and Japan emerge as world's most powerful passports, India ranks 85th

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Feb 2024, 09:33 am

France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore and Spain have emerged as the world's most powerful passports, as per the latest data released on the Henley Passport Index.

All the top six nations have visa-free entry to 194 global destinations.

With visa-free access to 193 countries,  Finland, Netherlands, South Korea, and Sweden stood as the joint second most powerful countries.

What is India's position?

India slipped one position from the previous year to stand at 85th place in the list with visa-free access to 62 countries.

India has visa-free access to major tourist spots including Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand among others.

Nations like South Africa (55th), Maldives (58th), Saudi Arabia (63rd), China (64th), Thailand (66th), Indonesia (69th) and Uzbekistan (84th) are ahead of India in the list.

The United Kingdom stood in the third position while the USA was placed in the sixth place on the list.

Position  of India's immediate neighbours

India's immediate nation Bangladesh stood at the 102nd position while Pakistan was at 106th position.

Sri Lanka is currently the 101st-ranked nation in the world.

Weakest passport

Afghanistan stood in the last position on the list at 109 with visa-free access to 28 nations.

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