India ranks 74th on list of travel freedom ranking
London – Even a Bosnian national can travel to more countries without a visa than an Indian, according to the Henley and Partners Visa Restrictions Index.
India ranks 74th on the list along with countries like Dominican Republic and Uzbekistan in the global ranking of countries based on travel freedom their citizens enjoy. Indians can travel to 52 countries without visa.
In comparison, Gambian, Lesotho or even Botswana citizens can travel to 68 countries visa free. Even Zimbabwe is ranked much higher than Indian with 60 countries allowing its citizens access without visa.
Britons enjoy the widest range of visa-free travel to 173 countries along with the citizens of Finland and Sweden. Americans can travel without visa to 172 countries followed by citizens of Andorra — 147 countries.
Chinese passport holders can travel to 44 countries as China is ranked 82 along with Congo, Jordan, Cameroon and Rwanda. Afghanistan is at the bottom of the table, with only 28 countries allowing its citizens visa free travel.
Iraqis can travel to 31 countries without visa while Pakistan and Somalis to 32.
Nine out of the top 10 in the index are European countries like Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands. The US is the only non-EU country among the top 10 on the list.
This is the first such ranking showing the international travel freedom of the citizens of various countries as well as the international relations and status of individual countries.