VISA FREE ENTRY TO MALAYSIA (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – IR)

News-CRUX-10     30th November 2023        
Samadhaan

Context: Malaysia recently joined the list of countries providing a visa-free facility to Indian nationals, a move aimed at promoting tourism and strengthening bilateral ties between the two nations.

Key Points

  • Passport Ranking: The Passport Index positions India at 137th in its latest global ranking.
  • Visa Requirements: Indian passport holders encounter visa requirements for entry into 123 countries, as per the Passport Index.
  • Power Rank: India's Passport Power Rank, a distinct evaluation, is noted at 68 in the Passport Index.
  • Henley Passport Index 2023, India Ranked: at the 80th position
  • Visa-Free Entry: Angola, Barbados, Bhutan, Dominica, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Macao, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nepal, Palestinian Territories, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Senegal, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Malaysia.


Malaysia

  • About: Malaysia, country of Southeast Asia, lying just north of the Equator
  • Boundaries: Thailand and Brunei (north), Singapore (south), Indonesia (southwest).
  • Malaysia consists of two non-contiguous regions:
  • Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) located in Malay Peninsula bordering South China Sea in the east.
  • Malaysia Timur (East Malaysia) located on the Island of Borneo.
  • Major Rivers: Pahang, Sarawak, Rajang, Kinabatangan.
  • Highest Point: Mt Kinabalu (4100m).
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