Germany: Most widely accepted Passport with 177 nations allowing visa free entries

45 nations accord visa free entry to Indian Passport holders

Henley & Partners, a London-based consulting firm specializing in citizenship services, has reported that the German passport is the most powerful in the world. The annual index, created with the International Air Transport Association (which has the world’s largest database of travel information), judges the top passports in the world by how much visa-free travel they allow.

Germany, which has held the top spot for five years in a row, has visa-free access to 177 countries out of a total of 218. Singapore, in second, has a ranking of 176, and a larger group of countries sharing third place (Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, the U.K.) allow visa-free access to 175 countries. The U.S., along with Ireland, Portugal, and South Korea, tied for fifth place on the list, with visa-free access to 173 countries. Generally, visa requirements are indicative of a country’s relationship with another—reciprocity, as illustrated by the contentious battle over U.S. travelers’ visa-free access to Europe, is often expected.

In a statement, Dr. Christian H. Kälin, Group Chairman of Henley & Partners, said the need for visa-free access is greater than ever. “Across the economic spectrum, individuals want to transcend the constraints imposed on them by their country of origin and access business, financial, career, and lifestyle opportunities on a global scale.”

Georgia, which climbed 15 places in 2018’s rankings. On the lower end of the spectrum were Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, which each have visa-free access to fewer than 30 countries. India, on the other hand, is on the bottom, with only 45 nations according visa free travel to those with Indian passport, while about a dozen nations other offer visa upon arrival.

Here, a look at the top 26.

  1. Germany, 177 countries can be visited without a visa
    2. Singapore, 176
    3. Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, the U.K., 175
    4. Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, 174
    5. Ireland, Portugal, South Korea, United States, 173
    6. Canada, 172
    7. Australia, Greece, New Zealand, 171
    8. Czech Republic, Iceland, 170

The most stressful thing for most Indians planning to travel abroad is not the price of the ticket, but securing a visa. Majority of countries around the world require Indians to obtain visa prior to travelling. But there are 45 nations that do not want Indians to worry about Visa. Just for info UAE has opened up Visa On Arrival to Indians having a Green Card or valid US Visa in their passports.

Country Wise List for those with Indian Passport

S.No. Country Type
1 Bahrain eVisa
2 Bhutan No Visa
3 Bolivia Visa on Arrival
4 Cambodia Visa on Arrival
5 Cape Verde Visa on Arrival
6 Comoros Visa on Arrival
7 Cote d’Ivoire eVisa
8 Djibouti Visa on Arrival
9 Dominica No Visa
10 Ecuador No Visa
11 El Salvador No Visa
12 Ethiopia Visa on Arrival
13 Fiji No Visa
14 Gabon eVisa
15 Georgia eVisa
16 Grenada No Visa
17 Guinea-Bissau Visa on Arrival
18 Guyana Visa on Arrival
19 Haiti No Visa
20 Indonesia Visa on Arrival
21 Jamaica No Visa
22 Jordan Visa on Arrival
23 Kenya eVisa
24 Laos Visa on Arrival
25 Madagascar Visa on Arrival
26 Maldives Visa on Arrival
27 Mauritania Visa on Arrival
28 Mauritius No Visa
29 Micronesia No Visa
30 Moldova eVisa
31 Myanmar eVisa
32 Nepal No Visa
33 Palau Visa on Arrival
34 Rwanda eVisa
35 Saint Kitts and Nevis No Visa
36 Saint Lucia Visa on Arrival
37 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No Visa
38 Samoa Permit on Arrival
39 São Tomé and Príncipe eVisa
40 Senegal Visa on Arrival
41 Seychelles Visa on Arrival
42 Somalia Visa on Arrival
43 Sri Lanka No Visa but special permit required
44 Tanzania Visa on Arrival
45 Thailand Visa on Arrival
46 Togo Visa on Arrival
47 Timor-Leste Visa on Arrival
48 Trinidad and Tobago No Visa
49 Tuvalu Visa on Arrival
50 Uganda Visa on Arrival
51 Vanuatu No Visa
52 Zambia eVisa
53 Zimbabwe eVisa
54 Antartica Visa on Arrival
55 South Korea No Visa
56 FYRO Macedonia No Visa
57 Svalbard No Visa
58 Montserrat No Visa
59 Turks & Caicos Islands No Visa

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