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Countries with the most powerful passports: There's a new No 1; find out where India ranks

Updated : 2020-10-09 07:36:42

Here are the countries that took top spots in the list of world's most powerful passports by interactive online tool ‘Passport Index:’

Arton Capital's Passport Index is updated in real time as new visa waivers and changes are implemented across the world amid COVID-19 travel bans. Taking into account the recent EU travel restrictions and other coronavirus-related border closures, Arton Capital has released the most powerful passports of the world as per their mobility score. The Henley Passport Index had put Japan's passport at the top of its list released in July, however, Arton Capital’s Passport Index has a new number where one can get visa-free or visa-upon-arrival access to 129 destinations. Here are the most powerful passports in the world. (Image: The Canadian Press via AP)
Arton Capital's Passport Index is updated in real time as new visa waivers and changes are implemented across the world amid COVID-19 travel bans. Taking into account the recent EU travel restrictions and other coronavirus-related border closures, Arton Capital has released the most powerful passports of the world as per their mobility score. The Henley Passport Index had put Japan's passport at the top of its list released in July, however, Arton Capital’s Passport Index has a new number where one can get visa-free or visa-upon-arrival access to 129 destinations. Here are the most powerful passports in the world. (Image: The Canadian Press via AP)
No 10 | Passport holders of Uruguay, Andorra and San Marino get visa on arrival or can travel visa free to 115 destinations. (Image: AP Photo)
No 10 | Passport holders of Uruguay, Andorra and San Marino get visa on arrival or can travel visa free to 115 destinations. (Image: AP Photo)
No 9 | Passport holders of eastern European countries Bulgaria and Romania, that are emerging from the shadows of the Cold War era, can get visa free entry to 120 countries. (Image: AP Photo)
No 9 | Passport holders of eastern European countries Bulgaria and Romania, that are emerging from the shadows of the Cold War era, can get visa free entry to 120 countries. (Image: AP Photo)
No 8 | Passport holders of Cyprus, Croatia and Monaco, which are becoming global tourist destinations can get visa-free access to 121 countries. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
No 8 | Passport holders of Cyprus, Croatia and Monaco, which are becoming global tourist destinations can get visa-free access to 121 countries. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
No 7 | Slovakia secured the seventh spot on the list as a Slovakian national can get entry into 123 countries without a visa. (Image: Pixabay)
No 7 | Slovakia secured the seventh spot on the list as a Slovakian national can get entry into 123 countries without a visa. (Image: Pixabay)
No 6 | Citizens of Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Poland, Hungary and Liechtenstein can travel visa-free to 124 countries. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
No 6 | Citizens of Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Poland, Hungary and Liechtenstein can travel visa-free to 124 countries. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
No 5 | Slovenia, known for its mountains, ski resorts and Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, allows its citizens to travel hassle-free to several nations. It shares the fifth spot with fellow European nations Malta and Latvia. Passport holders of al the three nations can travel to 125 destinations. (Image: Reuters)
No 5 | Slovenia, known for its mountains, ski resorts and Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, allows its citizens to travel hassle-free to several nations. It shares the fifth spot with fellow European nations Malta and Latvia. Passport holders of al the three nations can travel to 125 destinations. (Image: Reuters)
No 4 | Citizens of the United Kingdom that shares the fourth spot with The Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Lithuania, Norway, Iceland and Canada, can travel to 126 countries without a visa or are allowed to get visa on arrival. (Image: Reuters)
No 4 | Citizens of the United Kingdom that shares the fourth spot with The Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Lithuania, Norway, Iceland and Canada, can travel to 126 countries without a visa or are allowed to get visa on arrival. (Image: Reuters)
No 3 | Spain, a popular tourist destination itself, shares the third spot with Sweden, Belgium, France, Finland and Italy. Passport holders of these nations get visa-free access to 127 countries. (Image: Reuters)
No 3 | Spain, a popular tourist destination itself, shares the third spot with Sweden, Belgium, France, Finland and Italy. Passport holders of these nations get visa-free access to 127 countries. (Image: Reuters)
No 2 | Japan is on second spot along with Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Ireland, South Korea and Australia. Citizens of these countries can travel to 128 countries without a visa or get a visa on arrival easily. (Image: Reuters)
No 2 | Japan is on second spot along with Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Ireland, South Korea and Australia. Citizens of these countries can travel to 128 countries without a visa or get a visa on arrival easily. (Image: Reuters)
No 1 | New Zealand emerged as the country with the most powerful passport in the world. Citizens of the country get visa-free travel to 129 destinations. (Image: Reuters)
No 1 | New Zealand emerged as the country with the most powerful passport in the world. Citizens of the country get visa-free travel to 129 destinations. (Image: Reuters)
No 58 | Given the coronavirus pandemic in India, visa-free access to multiple nations has been revoked and now Indian passport holders can travel to 52 nations. It is joined by Jordan, Algeria, Gabon and Benin on the 58th spot. (Image: Reuters)
No 58 | Given the coronavirus pandemic in India, visa-free access to multiple nations has been revoked and now Indian passport holders can travel to 52 nations. It is joined by Jordan, Algeria, Gabon and Benin on the 58th spot. (Image: Reuters)
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