Unlocking Borders: Indians Granted Visa-Free Access to 62 Countries

In an exciting development for travel enthusiasts, Indian passport holders can now journey to an impressive 62 countries without the need for a visa. This expansion presents a golden opportunity for globetrotters to explore diverse cultures, scenic landscapes, and historical wonders hassle-free.

Welcoming Destinations Across Continents

The extended list encompasses popular tourist destinations across Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. These countries, recognizing the potential of attracting Indian tourists, have taken measures to facilitate easier access, allowing travelers to immerse themselves in iconic landmarks, pristine beaches, and vibrant cultural hotspots.

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Indian Passport Ranking and Growth

Maintaining a global ranking of 80th on the Henley Passport Index, Indian passport holders now have access to an increased number of visa-free destinations – a notable jump from the previous count of 57. While India’s overall position remains unchanged from the previous year, the expanded list signifies significant growth.

Henley Passport Index: A Global Mobility Barometer

Derived from data supplied by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Henley Passport Index stands as the foremost interactive online tool for sorting, displaying, and ranking passports worldwide. This index serves as a barometer for global mobility, reflecting the diplomatic reach and accessibility of passports across nations.

Global Powerhouses and Struggling Passports

Among the most powerful passports in 2024 are France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and Spain, offering their citizens the privilege of visa-free travel to 194 countries. In contrast, Afghanistan holds the lowest position, granting entry to only 28 countries. Syria and Iraq follow closely, with access to 29 and 31 visa-free destinations, respectively. Pakistan’s passport also experienced a decline this year, providing access to just 34 countries.

Discover the Visa-Free Opportunities

Here is the extensive list of countries that Indian passport holders can visit without a visa. This significant expansion of visa-free access enhances opportunities for Indian travelers to engage in cultural exchange and explore a multitude of global destinations.

  • Angola
  • Barbados
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde Islands
  • Comoro Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Grenada
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Laos
  • Macao (SAR China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Niue
  • Oman
  • Palau Islands
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Zimbabwe
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