The world’s most powerful passports in 2023 have been revealed. The 2023 Henley Passport Index is now available, with Japan taking the top spot for the fifth year in a row. According to the passport index, India is ranked 85th, which means that Indian passport holders can visit 59 countries without a visa. India has risen two positions in the ranking since last year, when it was ranked 87th. Those with Japanese passports can enter 193 countries without a visa.
The passport index is based on data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) and compares 199 different passports to access to 227 travel destinations around the world. It is also updated quarterly throughout the year, with the most recent rankings for the first quarter of 2023.
The most powerful passports in the world in 2023
- South Korea
Singapore and South Korean passports, which rank second and third, provide visa-free access to 192 countries. Afghanistan is at the bottom of the index, at 109, due to the country’s unrest. Only 27 countries allow Afghan passport holders visa-free entry.