India Stands As The Third Highest Issuer Of Passports In The World

Every year, passports from countries around the world are ranked in a globally recognised Passport Index. The index is created by Henley & Partners with data collected from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The basis of the ranking is the number of destinations that holders of each passport can visit without having a prior visa. In the 2020 index, India holds the 84th position. In the year 2019, it was 82rd in ranking.

Countries that do not Require a Visa

There are a total of 58 countries that that do not require a prior visa for holders of Indian passports. These are as given below:

Asia

  • Nepal
  • Macau (SAR China)
  • Indonesia
  • Bhutan

Europe

  • Serbia

Africa

  • Tunisia
  • Senegal
  • Mauritius

Oceania

  • Vanuatu
  • Niue
  • Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Cook Islands

Caribbean

  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Kitts and Nevis
  • Montserrat
  • Jamaica
  • Haiti
  • Grenada
  • Dominica
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Barbados

South America

  • El Salvador

Middle East

  • Qatar

Countries that Allow Visa on Arrival

The on-arrival visa is issued by immigration officials after the traveler arrives at the airport or other large port of entry.

Asia

  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
  • Sri Lanka
  • Timor-Leste
  • Myanmar
  • Maldives
  • Laos

Africa

  • Zimbabwe
  • Uganda
  • Togo
  • Tanzania
  • Somalia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Seychelles
  • Rwanda
  • Mozambique
  • Mauritania
  • Madagascar
  • Kenya
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Gabon
  • Ethiopia
  • Comoros
  • Cape Verde Islands

Oceania

  • Tuvalu
  • Samoa
  • Palau Islands
  • Marshall Islands

Caribbean

  • Lucia

South America

  • Bolivia

Middle East

  • Jordan
  • Iran
  • Armenia

Countries that issue e-Visa for Indian Passport Holders

E-visa or entry permits are allowed by the following countries for Indian passport holders:

  • East Timor (Timor-Leste)
  • Bahrain
  • Djibouti
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Ivory Coast
  • Madagascar (landing authorisation)
  • Malaysia (eNTRI Note)
  • Moldova
  • Myanmar
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Turkey (at the border of Europe and Asia)
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia

Please note that visa guidelines may change from time to time and is at the discretion of each country. There may be different policies for different visas, such as tourist, student, work, or business visas. It is important to verify all visa-related information with the country's embassy or its official website before you book your tickets.

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