Henley Passport Index A passport index is published every year. The ranking is published based on data from the International Air Transport Association.
Japan and Singapore have been consistently at the top for the past few years. This time European countries jumped to the first place. Finland, Sweden and South Korea are in the second position. 193 countries can be entered without visa with their passport. Passport holders of Austria, Denmark, Ireland and the Netherlands do not require a visa to enter 192 countries.
Last year, China was ranked 63rd in the Passport Index ranking. This year it is ranked 62nd by China. Indian citizens do not need a visa to travel to countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, where Indian passport holders can enter 62 countries without a visa.
Pakistan comes 101st in this list.
At the same time, the average number of countries that can be entered without a visa has increased significantly, says Christian H. Kaelin, chairman of Henley & Partners. The average number of countries in 2006 was 58 and now it has increased to 111 countries.