Asia’s Strongest Passport 2023: Japan tops, Pakistan, Afghanistan bottom on list- Check India, China ranks here

Author: Yuvi January 25, 2023

Asia's Strongest Passport 2023: Japan tops, Pakistan, Afghanistan bottom on list- Check India, China ranks here

New Delhi: Did you realize that you could be holding the world’s most powerful passport without even knowing it? Global unrest over the past several years has changed many countries around the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s war on Ukraine. Naturally, this has had a big impact on how much information we can hold in our passports and where and how we can travel. As 2023 begins, Henley & Partners, a global citizenship and residency consultancy with offices in London, has released the Henley Passport Index for 2023 based on exclusive data provided by the International Civil Aviation Organization. The index includes 199 passports and 227 travel destinations, providing users with the most comprehensive and reliable information on their global access and mobility. Each passport holder is scored on the total number of destinations that can be accessed without a visa.

Here’s how Passport Score is calculated

The Henley Passport Index compares the visa-free access of 199 different passports to 227 travel destinations. If a visa is not required, a score with value = 1 will be generated for that passport. This applies if you can obtain a visa on arrival, visitor’s permit or electronic travel authorization (ETA) when entering the destination.

A score with value = 0 is assigned when a visa is required, or before the passport holder obtains a government-authorized electronic visa (e-Visa). This also applies if government approval is required before departure for a visa on arrival.

The total score for each passport is equal to the number of destinations that do not require a visa (value = 1).

The 2023 Henley Passport Index rankings are out now, with Japan taking the top spot for the fifth year in a row. India ranks 85th on the Passport Index, which indicates that Indian passport holders do not need a visa to enter 59 countries. Afghanistan’s passport ranked 109th with a visa-free score of 27, while Iraq’s passport ranked 108th with a visa-free score of 29. Syria visa free ranking is 107 with 30 marks. With a visa-free score of 32, Pakistan ranks 106th as the fifth worst passport in the world. Yemen ranks 105th with a score of 34 for visa-free travel.

Asia’s Strongest Passports- Here is the list

Country Global Ranking Visa Free Score Japan 1 193 places Singapore 2 192 places Israel 25 159 places Qatar 55 100 places Kuwait 57 97 places China


80 seats India 85 59 seats Sri Lanka 100 42 seats Bangladesh 101 41 seats Nepal 103 38 seats Yemen 105 34 seats Pakistan 106 32 seats Syria 107

30 seats

Iraq 108 29 seats Afghanistan 109 27 seats

China allows access to 80, as does Bolivia. Russia fares better, offering hassle-free entry to 118 destinations, while Afghanistan is weaker, with access to just 27 destinations. “Afghanistan passport at the bottom of the rankings offers visa-free entry to only 12% of the world and less than 1% of global economic output.” As noted by the Henley Passport Index website.

Author: Yuvi

My name is Yuvi, I work as Sub Editor at

25 January, 2023, 1:01 pm

News Cinema on twitter News Cinema on facebook

Wednesday, 25th January 2023

Latest Web Stories

More Stories
Did YOU see the green comet last seen by the Neanderthals that whizzed past Earth last night?
NASA TV is Live as Astronauts Prep for Spacewalk to Continue Power System Upgrades
Encouraging Economic Signs
Coke Studio Bharat kicks off a new season with independent artists, promoting cultural diversity
South Indian actress Nayanthara exposes ugly truth about casting couch, says she was asked for ‘permission’
Wagner recruits ‘are pumped full of drugs that enable them to keep fighting’, says Ukrainian soldier
Firefighter took selfie in front of smoldering Grenfell Tower and used it for his Tinder profile
Anupam Kher receives Grand Tycoon Global Achievers Award for ‘The Kashmir Piles’
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla host a Buckingham Palace reception
She Took On Atlanta’s Gangs. Now she may be coming for Trump.
Forget Pandemic Puppies. Meet the Inflation Chicken.
Education Firms That Serve Hasidic Schools Are Barred Amid Fraud Inquiry
Power to Punish LIV Golfers Faces a Legal Test in Europe
The Fed increased its interest rates. This is what it means for your personal finances
Viral Video: Thousands in Spain Gather at Church to get Their Pets Blessed; Know why
Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra Hush-hush Royal Wedding in Jaisalmer? Check the date, venue and all the Buzz
Lambeth Council will repay 1,600 drivers it wrongly fined after admitting its road sign was unclear
Pathan Box Office Collection: SRK-Deepika Padukone and John Abraham starrer collects Rs 667 crore worldwide
Anand Pandit says the busy schedule of Big Bull is going on
Pakistan Blast: Peshawar Mosque Bomber who Killed Over 100 Wore Police Uniform; Cops Admit Security Lapse
Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt Starrer Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani Pushed To July 28
Prosecutors subpoena dentist’s office for records of Leilani Simon accused of murdering her son
More pain for Brits as Bank of England is set to hike interest rates TODAY
Winter Storm Hits Texas, West Virginia, Several Other US States; Over 1,800 Flights Canceled
20 Rare Indian Baby Girl and Baby Boy Names Inspired by Love – Check Names and Exact Meanings
Twitter announces plans to start charging developers to access its application programming interface
Anjali Arora’s latest poignant video breaks the internet after MMS scandal – WATCH
ISIS bride Shamima Begum claims she met ISIS executioner Jihadi John
How Lamborghini-driving grifter conned dozens of investors out of $35m with fake weed business
Bank Of England Is Expected To Raise Rates Again
Australia to Replace Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on its Banknote
Australia Is Removing The British Monarch From Its 5-Dollar Bill
Avatar: The Way of Water beat ‘The Avengers’ to become the 10th highest grosser of all time in the US.
Pamela Anderson is radiant at NYC party for her new Netflix doc Pamela, a Love Story
Rakhi Sawant cries uncontrollably saying ‘Marriage with Adil Khan is in danger’
Tunisha Sharma death case: Actor’s uncle demands inquiry into role of Sheesan’s relatives
US to Boost Military Role in the Philippines as Fears Over Taiwan Grow
Accountants say Trump might have as little as $30 million scattered across hundreds of bank accounts
Bernie Sanders labeled a hypocrite for charging $95 a ticket to attend event promoting his new book
Russian Diesel Is Europe’s New Embargo Target
Deepika Padukone wrote a happy birthday wish for sister Anisha