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List of visa-free countries for Indian passport holders in 2024

by Tanvir Awan
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visa-free countries for Indian passport holders in 2024

In the latest release of the Henley & Partners Passport Index, India’s passport strength has shown a notable improvement by securing the 80th position, marking a three-position advancement. This positive development comes as a welcome change for Indian passport holders, indicating enhanced global mobility.

Over the past decade, however, the Indian passport has experienced a mild decline, slipping from the 76th position to the current 80th. Despite this dip, the recent improvement signals a positive trajectory for Indian citizens seeking international travel opportunities.

The Passport Index, which relies on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) along with thorough cross-verification using publicly available and reliable online sources, serves as a comprehensive resource for evaluating passport strength.

With this improved ranking, Indian passport holders can look forward to increased accessibility to a broader range of global destinations.

Countries offering visa-free entry or visa on arrival to Indians in 2024

Middle East

  • Jordan
  • Oman
  • Qatar

Africa:

  • Angola
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde Islands
  • Comoro Islands
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Zimbabwe

Asia

  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Kazakhstan
  • Laos
  • Macao (SAR China)
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste

Americas

  • Bolivia
  • El Salvador

Caribbean

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

Oceania

  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Niue
  • Palau Islands
  • Samoa
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

Effective December 6, 2023, Indian nationals with a regular passport, valid for at least six months from the date of arrival, and possessing a visit visa or green card issued by the USA (with a minimum validity of six months), or a UK or EU residence ID (valid for a minimum of six months), are eligible to obtain a visa on arrival in the UAE.

The visa allows for a maximum stay of 14 days and incurs a fee of Dhs191 (subject to change). Travellers have the option to apply for a 14-day extension for an additional fee of Dhs250 (subject to change) through Amer offices in Dubai.

It’s essential to note that Indian nationals holding an extension letter for US residency are not eligible for the visa on arrival, as clarified in a notice published on the Emirates airline website. Please stay informed about any potential changes to these regulations.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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