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Updated January 2023
According to the Henley Passport Index, a country’s passport strength is defined by the total number of foreign locations to which its citizens have visa-free entry.
With an Indian passport in 2023, you can travel to several locations all across the world without needing a visa.
Note: While travelling to the following countries does not require Indian passport holders to obtain a visa, there may be requirements pertaining to COVID testing and/or vaccination to be met before entry is granted. Make sure to check the latest travel requirements if you’re planning on travelling to any of the listed countries.
Indian travellers can travel to and stay in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard without any visa. In fact, they can even settle, live and work there as long as they have a home and a job.
Considered one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Indonesia allows Indian travellers to enter the country for up to 30 days. Travellers can also apply for a free visa on arrival, which will be valid for only 30 days. As long as travellers have a set itinerary and have the funds to support their stay, they can expect to have a good time in this country.
- Northern Cyprus
Very few American nations allow Indians to travel to their countries visa-free. One such country is El Salvador, which permits visa-free entry for Indian nationals, provided they purchase a tourist card upon arrival – valid for 90 days.
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos
Fiji’s visa exemption rule allows Indian tourists, along with several other countries, to enter the country without a visa. Tourists entering Fiji are allowed a maximum of a four-month stay period should they enter Fiji via international airports or land borders.
Tourists must ensure that their passports are valid for at least 6 months past the date of departure from Fiji. Travellers must also have proof of an outbound ticket as well as proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Fiji.
Indian passport holders are eligible for visa-free access to Barbados for business, tourism, or transit. A maximum stay of 90 days is permitted. The majority of visitors from visa-free nations will just need to show a valid passport.
- British Virgin Islands
Indian tourists are permitted to remain in Mauritius for up to 60 days without obtaining a visa. However, while in Mauritius, Indian visitors should avoid working or studying.