Global financial advisory firm Arton Capital put together a ranking of how powerful a nation’s passport is.
What is a passport’s power?
Simply the number of countries it allows you to travel to, without a visa. An American or a UK passport lets you enter 147 countries without a visa – at best, you’ll automatically get a Visa on Arrival. This is how the firm’s Passport Index website has ranked passports based on a ‘Visa Free Score’.
What about India?
Indian passport holders can only travel to 59 countries without visa/visa on arrival. We’re beaten by the likes of Sierra Leone, Namibia and Nicaragua. But hey, we’ve beaten Pakistan and Bangladesh, at 71 and 67 respectively.
At the bottom are South Sudan and Palestinian Territories.