Nepal holds 103rd position in 2024 Henley Passport Index

Kathmandu: The Henley Passport Index for 2024 has been released, revealing the global standings of passports, and Nepal has maintained its position at 103rd. The index, which measures the strength of passports based on visa-free access, places Nepal alongside Libya and Palestine with visa-free access to 40 countries.

In contrast, France has claimed the prestigious top spot in the rankings, securing the title of the most powerful passport globally. French citizens can now travel to an impressive 194 countries without the need for a visa, highlighting the strength and flexibility of the French passport.

Joining France at the zenith are Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and Spain, all sharing the coveted position with visa-free access to 194 countries. This recognition underscores the significance of passport strength and global mobility.

On a regional note, Nepal’s passport ranking reflects its current standing in international travel, while citizens look forward to the potential for increased global access in the future. The comparison with nations such as France and others in the top echelon highlights the differing levels of passport strength and the evolving landscape of global travel.