According to the Henley Passport Index, India ranks which position as the world's most travel-friendly passport?

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Mishra Ji asked 19-Jun-2019 in General Knowledge by Mishra Ji

According to the Henley Passport Index, India ranks which position as the world's most travel-friendly passport?

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UTKARSHA SINGHROUL answered 06-Jul-2019 by UTKARSHA SINGHROUL

India ranks 79th in 2019, as per the report of the Henley Passport Index, as the World’s Most Travel Friendly Passport.

According to the Henley Passport Index, India ranks which position as the world

India improved its ranking by jumping two positions from 81st in 2018 to 79th in the year 2019. However, Japan retains its top spot as the world's most travel-friendly passport due to the document's access to 190 countries. South Korea improved its ranking and joined up the ranking from October's index along with Singapore, and offering access to 189 different jurisdictions. Whereas, India’s Competitor China jumped almost 20 places in just two years, from 85th in 2017 to 69th this year. On the other hand, India’s neighboring countries Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal ranked further low at 104, 102 and 94 respectively.

Surprisingly, the rank of the United States of America and the United Kingdom had continued to drop. The top 5 positions are held by Japan giving access to 190 countries, Singapore and South Korea giving access to 189 countries, France and Germany giving access to 188 countries, Denmark, Finland, Italy, and Sweden giving access to 187 countries, and Luxembourg and Spain giving access to 186 countries and holding the 5th place in having most friendly passport in the world.

Henley & Partner's list is one of several indexes created by the financial firms in ranking global passports as per they provide access to their citizens in other countries. The Henley Passport Index is based over the provided details by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) and under this, it covers a total of 199 passports and 227 different traveling destinations. Henley & Partners' Group Chairman is Christian Kalin and is the responsible person behind the idea who created the Passport Index.