Are you an Indian passport holder yearning to explore the world without the hassles of visa applications? Well, here’s some fantastic news! India has risen five points in the Henley Passport Index, securing the 80th spot and opening doors to 57 destinations that now welcome Indian travelers visa-free or with visa-on-arrival access. So, pack your bags and get ready to jet off to some fantastic locations!
A World Of Boundless Exploration
The Henley Passport Index, created by Dr. Christian H. Kaelin of Henley & Partners, ranks passports based on the number of destinations they grant access to without prior visa requirements. With India’s rising passport ranking, Indian citizens can now freely explore captivating places like Indonesia, Rwanda, Jamaica, and Zimbabwe, among others. Imagine strolling through the vibrant streets of Indonesia, embracing the cultural tapestry of Rwanda, savoring the laid-back vibes of Jamaica, or witnessing the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe—all without the visa burden!
Dream Destinations And Notable Omissions
While the list of 57 visa-free countries is impressive, it’s essential to note that some renowned destinations like China, Japan, Russia, and the United States of America still require visa applications for Indian passport holders. However, don’t let that dampen your spirits. The United Kingdom, despite Brexit uncertainties, has climbed to the fourth spot, offering a warm welcome to Indian travelers. On the flip side, the United States has slid down two places to the eighth position.
Unraveling The Powerhouses
Singapore has emerged as the new leader in the passport power race, granting visa-free entry to a whopping 192 global destinations. Once holding the top position for five years, Japan now shares the third spot with Austria, Finland, France, South Korea, Sweden, and Luxembourg. Germany, Portugal, and Spain proudly share the second position, adding to the list of visa-free havens for travelers.
Gateway To 57 Paradises
With India’s passport mightily improving its standing, Indian citizens can now traverse 57 countries without visa restrictions. Among the exotic destinations beckoning Indian travelers are Bhutan, Fiji, and Jordan. Laos, Maldives, Nepal, Qatar, Seychelles, Thailand, Tunisia, Vanuatu, and more. Picture yourself basking on the beaches of the Seychelles. Therefore exploring ancient temples in Cambodia or immersing in the vibrant culture of Sri Lanka—all with ease.
Beyond Borders: Unraveling New Adventures
It’s time to unleash your wanderlust and embark on unforgettable journeys. Say goodbye to visa woes and embrace the freedom to explore diverse landscapes, cultures, and traditions. Whether you’re captivated by Fiji’s pristine beauty or fascinated by Iran’s historical wonders, the world is yours to conquer.
The Bottom Line: Passport To Adventure
While Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, and Iraq languish at the bottom of the list with limited access to only 35 countries. Therefore India’s rise to the 80th spot brings newfound opportunities for adventurous souls. The Henley Passport Index recognizes the strength of the Indian passport. So it’s time to pack your bags, plan your itinerary, and set off on thrilling escapades without the burden of visas.