France has the most powerful passport in the world, India's ranking drops


India has slipped down one place in the list of world's most powerful passports. According to the recently released Henley Passport Index 2024, India's latest ranking has become 85. Also, France has the strongest passport in the world. Despite the announcement of visa-free entry by many countries, the drop in the ranking is surprising. Data of 199 passports have been collected in this list.

France took the top spot as its passport provides visa-free access to 194 countries. In 2023, India was ranked 84th. However, compared to last year, Indians can travel visa-free to five more countries this year. In 2023, Indians could travel to 57 countries without a visa, while this year this figure has increased to 62. Iran, Malaysia and Thailand recently announced visa-free entry for Indian tourists.

6 countries have the most powerful passports in the world. These include Japan, Singapore, Spain, France, Italy and Germany. This ranking is based on data from the International Air Passport Association. Neighboring Pakistan has the fourth weakest passport in the world. Pakistan's passport ranking is 106. While Bangladesh has reached 102 from 101 this year. On the other hand, Maldives is at the 58th position, whose citizens can visit 96 countries without a visa.

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China's ranking has seen some improvement. China was ranked 66th in 2023, which has now moved up to 64th. On the other hand, there has also been an improvement in the US passport ranking. Earlier it was ranked 7th. In the 2024 Henley Passport Index, the US has now reached the 6th position. US citizens can travel to 189 countries without a visa.

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