The World’s Most Powerful & Best Passports in 2017| Check out India’s...

The World’s Most Powerful & Best Passports in 2017| Check out India’s Ranking

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The World’s Most Powerful & Best Passports

The World’s Most Powerful & Best PassportsPassports are ranked by judging the number of times a citizen is travelling abroad without a visa i.e.”VISA FREE SCORE”. To know The World’s Most Powerful & Best Passports in 2017, go through this article. The more the passport is restricted, the less it is ranked. It is very important in today’s world for every citizen to become a “Global Citizen”.  To conclude the most powerful and best passport, a three-tier method is applied:

  • Visa-Free Score (VFS) – includes visa-free (VF)
  • Visa on arrival (VOA)
  • VF portion of their score vs VOA

The most popular tool to rank the world’s most powerful and best passport is “Arton Capital’s Passport Index”. This collects displays and ranks the passports of the world. According to Arton, ranking helps to reveal the power of passport on the holder’s identity, its mobility and quality of life. Check out India’s ranking given below…

The World’s Most Powerful & Best Passports

Here is the list of the World’s Most Powerful & Best Passports in 2017 released by Arton Capital ranks Passport based on 199 countries:

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Rank Country No. Of Places To Visit (Visa Free)
1Germany157
2Sweden157
3Finland156
4Italy156
5Switzerland156
6France156
7Spain156
8United Kingdom156
9Denmark155
10Netherlands155
11Belgium155
12South Korea155
13Norway155
14Singapore154
15Luxembourg154
16Austria154
17Portugal154
18United States of America154
19Greece153
20Ireland153
21Japan153
22Canada152
23New Zealand152
24Czech Republic151
25Hungary151
26Malta150
27Iceland150
28Australia150
29Slovakia149
30Malaysia149
31Poland149
32Slovenia148
33Cyprus147
34Latvia147
35Estonia146
36Lithuania146
37Liechtenstein145
38Bulgaria143
39Monaco143
40Romania142
41Croatia141
42Argentina140
43Brazil140
44Hong Kong138
45Israel138
46Chile138
47San Marino138
48Andorra137
49Brunei135
50Barbados130
51Bahamas128
52Vatican City128
53Uruguay127
54Mexico126
55Seychelles123
56Antigua and Barbuda122
57Saint Kitts and Nevis121
58Venezuela121
59Trinidad and Tobago120
60United Arab Emirates120
61St. Vincent and The Grenadines119
62Costa Rica119
63Taiwan119
64Saint Lucia118
65Mauritius116
66Panama116
67Grenada115
68Paraguay114
69Dominica111
70Macao111
71Vanuatu110
72Samoa109
73Honduras109
74Serbia109
75Tonga106
76El Salvador106
77Guatemala106
78Macedonia (Fyrom)105
79Russian Federation103
80Turkey103
81Colombia103
82Moldova102
83Montenegro101
84Nicaragua99
85Bosnia and Herzegovina96
86Albania92
87South Africa90
88Ukraine84
89Timor-Leste83
90Belize81
91Peru81
92Kuwait80
93Solomon Islands77
94Jamaica75
95Tuvalu75
96Fiji75
97Qatar75
98Maldives74
99Guyana73
100Kiribati72
101Ecuador72
102Bahrain71
103Nauru70
104Thailand70
105Suriname70
106Kazakhstan69
107Saudi Arabia68
108Oman67
109Papua New Guinea67
110Belarus67
111Botswana66
112Lesotho66
113Marshall Islands66
114Georgia66
115Malawi65
116Swaziland64
117Kenya64
118Bolivia64
119Gambia63
120Namibia63
121Azerbaijan62
122Micronesia62
123Palau62
124Tanzania61
125Tunisia61
126Philippines61
127Ghana60
128Zambia59
129Cape Verde59
130Cuba59
131Kyrgyzstan59
132Mongolia58
133Morocco58
134Armenia58
135Sierra Leone57
136Zimbabwe57
137Uganda57
138Indonesia56
139Benin56
140Guinea55
141Senegal54
142Cote Divoire (Ivory Coast)54
143Uzbekistan54
144Tajikistan54
145Mali53
146Mauritania53
147Burkina Faso52
148Togo52
149Sao Tome and Principe52
150Niger51
151India51
152Egypt51
153Turkmenistan51
154Dominican Republic51
155Haiti51
156China50
157Viet Nam50
158Cambodia50
159Guinea-Bissau49
160Algeria48
161Bhutan48
162Mozambique47
163Jordan47
164Chad47
165Gabon47
166Madagascar47
167Nigeria46
168Rwanda46
169Central African Republic46
170Liberia45
171Angola45
172Comoros45
173Equatorial Guinea45
174Laos44
175Cameroon44
176Yemen43
177Congo43
178Burundi41
179Myanmar [Burma]41
180Djibouti41
181Lebanon40
182North Korea40
183Kosovo40
184Congo (Dem. Rep.)39
185Nepal39
186Sri Lanka37
187Palestinian Territories37
188Libya37
189Eritrea37
190Bangladesh36
191Iran36
192South Sudan36
193Ethiopia36
194Sudan36
195Syria34
196Somalia32
197Iraq30
198Pakistan27
199Afghanistan24

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Indian Passport Ranking In 2017
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Indian passport is globally ranked at 76th in terms of travel freedom in 2017. Indian passport holders can visit 49 countries and territories either visa-free or visa on arrival. This position is considered to be low in respect to the Indian influence in the world economy.

The main reason that the Indian passport ranked so low in the global ranking of countries based on travel freedom is:

  • Poverty
  • Socialism
  • Size
  • Bad neighborhood
  • Lower international stature
  • Terrorism, threats and violence
  • Less Memorandum of Understanding with the different states
  • Less Involvement in global affairs
  • Large population

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The list of countries that India can travel to without an advance visa include
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The ranking of passport is published by The Henley & Partners which is determined on the source of the number of times a citizen is travelling to other countries visa-free. Hope you find it interesting knowing the ranks of passport of different countries.

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