Henley Passport Index 2020: Japan tops, India at 84

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News:Henley & Partners has released the Henley Passport Index 2020.

Facts:

About the Henley Passport index:

  • The Henley Passport Index(HPI) is a global ranking of countries according to travel freedom for their citizens.
  • The Index is based on the data provided by the International Air Transport Authority(IATA).
  • The index was started in 2006 as Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index(HVRI) and was modified and renamed in January 2018.
  • The index ranks passports based on the number of countries a holder can go to without a visa or the number of countries a holder can go to where they can obtain a visa,visitor’s permit, or electronic travel authority upon arrival.

Key takeaways from the index:

  • Japan continues to top the list of the world’s most powerful passport. Japan is followed by Singapore and Germany,South Korea.
  • India’s passport ranking has dropped by 2 places in 2020 to the 84th position.It is placed along with Mauritania and Tajikistan.
  • Afghanistan’s passport is the world’s worst passport while Pakistan’s is the fourth worst.