The Henley Passport Index for 2022 has been released by Henley & Partners, a company that publishes passport rankings. Once again, Japan and Singapore are at the top of the passport rankings. Citizens of these countries are eligible for visa-free travel to 192 countries.
India’s position in the index has risen by seven places. In 2021, the Indian passport was ranked 90th. It is currently in 83rd place. In 60 countries, Indian citizens are not required to obtain a visa. Pakistan’s passport, on the other hand, is ranked lower than that of North Korea, Somalia, and war-torn Yemen.
North Korea is ranked 104th, Somalia is ranked 106th, and Yemen’s passport is ranked 107th. Pakistani passports, on the other hand, are ranked 108th. Only 31 countries offer visa-free travel to Pakistani citizens. Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are ranked 109, 110, and 111, respectively, after Pakistan.
First and foremost, understand how rankings are determined.
Every year at the start of the year, this ranking is released. Henley Passport Visa Index – Realtime data is updated throughout the year, according to their website. Changes in visa policies are also considered. The information comes from the International Transport Association (ITA) (IATA).
The ranking is based on how many other countries a country’s passport holder can visit without obtaining a visa beforehand. He will not need to apply for a visa in advance for this.
India’s citizens are permitted to travel to 60 countries without obtaining a visa. The previous year’s figure was 58. This year, Oman and Armenia have made it possible for Indians to travel without obtaining a visa beforehand.