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India Drops To 84th Spot On Henley Passport Index: Netizens Taking A Jibe At Govt.

| Published on January 17, 2020

India has slipped to 84th spot on Henley Passport Index. Henley & Partners has prepared the ranking based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ranks passports according to the number of destinations a holder can access without a prior visa. The more powerful your passport is, more number of countries you can visit visa-free.


Well, Indian passport has grabbed a spot on 84th place, but 147 countries are ahead of India on Henley Passport index as one rank can be held by multiple countries. India shares the 84th rank with Mauritania and Tajikistan. A person with Indian passport can visit 58 countries without a prior visa.

Netizens taking a jibe at government

Some people are also taking a jibe at Modi Ji and BJP government following the release of global passport ranking.
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi tweeted, “Indian passport falls from touching a decade high of rank 74 to a low of 84 in 2020 in terms of the Henley Passport Index. It is pertinent to mention that India was ranked 74 in 2013 before Modiji started touring countries to strengthen India’s image abroad.”

Several other users also tweeted targeting Indian Prime Minister.

Which country has the most powerful passport?

For the third consecutive year, Japan is at the top of the Henley Passport Index. Japanese passport can get you visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to a massive number of 191 countries. Japan has the most powerful passport in the world.

Well, as you know about the most powerful, it is also good to know which country has the weakest passport. Afghanistan has the weakest passport.

Afghanistan ranks at the bottom at 107th place, with visa-free access to only 26 countries. Pakistan and Somalia ranked at 104th place, with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 32 countries.

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