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Henley Index: Japan's is the most powerful passport, India climbs to 79th position

Henley Index: Japan's is the most powerful passport, India climbs to 79th position

Henley Index: Japan's is the most powerful passport, India climbs to 79th position
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By CNBC-TV18 Jan 11, 2019 12:03:59 PM IST (Published)

The ranking is based on all the passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.

The 2019 ranking for the most powerful passports is out and once again, Japan has topped the list. India jumped from the 81st position from last year to the 79th in the new year.

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The rankings are done by Henley & Partners, the institution that spearheaded the concept of imbibing residence and citizenship planning.
The ranking is based on all the passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. The index is updated in real-time, as and when visa-policy changes come into effect.
The data for the ranking is collected from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information.
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