Henley Passport Index 2023

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Henley Passport Index 2023

News: In the latest Henley Passport Index 2023, Indian passport has climbed seven places to secure the 80th rank, up from 87th in 2022, giving its holders visa free access to 57 countries.

What is Henley Passport Index?
• It is a ranking system that evaluates all the world's passports based on the number of travel destinations their holders can access without the need for a prior visa.
• This index encompasses 199 different passports and covers 227 travel destinations.
• It is compiled and published by Henley & Partners, a global citizenship and residence advisory firm.

Key Findings:
• Singapore has topped the passport rankings with visa-free access to 192 global destinations, followed by Germany, Italy, and Spain with access to 190 destinations.
• Japan, which held the top spot for five years, has been bumped to the third place with access to 189 destinations, along with six other countries — Austria, Finland, France, Luxembourg, South Korea, and Sweden. 

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