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Press Releases

Forget Back To Normal — The World Has Never Been As Open As It Is Now

The World Openness Score (WOS) has officially reached an all-time high of 54% global openness, moving past the dramatic two-year setback caused by plummeting visa scores during the COVID-10 pandemic. On January 11, 2020, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission announced the first death caused by the coronavirus, and from that moment… everything changed. From unprecedented…
Lifestyle

A New Era of Sustainable Global Travel Takes Off

With borders reopening and restrictions easing globally, international travel is making a comeback. But it’s not the same old story – perhaps that’s for the best. Long lines at airports. Cancelled flights. Rowdy passengers. The return to travel has been far from smooth so far. And the industry has been playing catch up in more…
Technology

Could The Metaverse Reset Our Relationship With Borders?

The Metaverse may sound like a novel idea from a science fiction novel. But as it edges closer to becoming a reality, could this borderless Metaverse impact how we view freedom of movement in the physical realm?   If you’re interested in technology, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the term “metaverse.” But defining…
Technology

5 New Innovations That Improve Mobility, Exploration and Connection

Planes, trains, automobiles and — autonomous passenger drones? When it comes to new travel technologies, the past 20 years have brought us a fascinating list of innovations that are constantly changing how we live and move through the world. From increasingly secure border crossings to real-time language tools and breakthroughs in space travel, here are…
Policy & Regulations

Passport Index Data Reveals the Return to Global Freedom

World Openness Score reaches near pre-pandemic levels as borders continue to reopen. You can finally expel a sigh of relief after nearly two years of watching the rise and fall of the Passport Index’ acclaimed World Openness Score (WOS) — one of the most accurate real-time data of the world’s mobility status. Looking at the…
Security

Passports Decoded: How Does Your Essential Travel Document Prevent Fraud?

For such a tiny document, you’d be amazed how many security features modern passports contain. Here’s why more countries are choosing to invest in passport security. Passports are usually small enough to tuck into a back pocket, but don’t let their unassuming nature fool you. These compact travel documents are packed with surprisingly advanced technology.…
Design

Flag it: Why these 6 countries redesigned their flags

From adapting to new geographical boundaries to shifting cultural values, these six countries had excellent reasons to update their flag designs over the years. Flags are one of the most important symbols of national identity. Not only do they represent entire countries – and the cultures, languages, and communities within them – they also communicate…
Design

Why The World’s Strongest Passports Are Also The Most Beautiful

From breathtaking hidden artwork to floating kangaroos and a galloping moose, the world’s most beautiful passports showcase their own unique looks. But they share two things in common: unparalleled levels of security and mobility. Although utilitarian in purpose – a means to cross borders, move freely, and access a better quality of life – passports…
Lifestyle

A Record Number of Olympic Athletes Hold Multiple Passports

Reflecting dual citizenship trends worldwide, Olympians have found more mobility, freedom and opportunity by holding more than one passport. Every four years, the Olympics bring together the best athletes on the planet to celebrate perseverance, dreams, hard work and human potential. Athletes, delegates and supporters alike don their country’s national colors, wave their flag, and…
Lifestyle

Your Passport is More Powerful Than You Think

From biblical times to biometric technology, the paper passport has become increasingly sophisticated and secure over the decades. It has also come to represent safety and citizenship, freedom and status. In a progressively open world where international mobility was booming pre-COVID-19, passports are an all-too-familiar part of the travel experience. Hundreds of millions of passports…
Reports

The Results Are In: These are the World’s Most Powerful Passports of 2021

As the Omicron variant sweeps across the globe, we examine the 2021 Passport Index results and the trajectory of World Openness.  It’s ...
Lifestyle

Why Are Visa-Free Agreements so Important?

Freedom of movement. Human rights. Enhanced international cooperation. Seamless border crossings. Visa-free agreements are essential tools for a more just, collaborative and ...
Press Releases

Q4 Report Reveals 14.8% Increase WOS and Welcomes UAE back to 1st Place

As the UAE opens its doors to the world for the start of EXPO Dubai 2020, the Passport Index Q4 report revealed ...
Security

Dominica Joins the Future of Travel with New Biometric Passport

Dominica is amongst the first islands in the Caribbean to launch its official biometric passport, allowing citizens to travel more safely, efficiently, ...
Press Releases

Q3 Global Passport Rankings Revealed

US Bounces Back as Q3 Global Passport Rankings Revealed amid global Covid restrictions ease  Biden administration’s nationwide vaccination roll out sees confidence ...
Policy & Regulations

Digital Covid-19 vaccine certificates are here. So what’s the hold up?

As the race to develop standardized vaccine passports speeds ahead, we take a look at how these certifications are taking shape. Vaccine ...
Lifestyle

Smile for the camera: How biometrics are changing border crossing

Spurred by COVID-19 and an urge to restore global mobility, contactless biometric immigration channels are emerging as the gold standard for border ...
Policy & Regulations

Global Reset: COVID-19 has unleashed a new wave of migration

The pandemic has been a significant disruptor on multiple levels, displacing millions and inspiring many more to reconsider dual citizenship. Conflict and ...
Press Releases

Global Mobility on Hold – Passport Index 2021 Q1 Report

Friday, April 2nd, 2021 —The Passport Index Q1 Report for 2021 uncovers the real-time state of global mobility in a standstill, as ...
Press Releases

Passport Index Mobile App Comes to Android

Passport Index is now accessible on all major platforms, including iOS, Android, and its award-winning web portal. The Passport Index is the ...
Policy & Regulations

Croatians To Enjoy Visa-Free Travel To The US

An important milestone for Croatians to be able to travel to the US for business and tourism, without the need for a ...
Policy & Regulations

You Can Finally Become a UAE Passport Holder

New changes to citizenship laws could grant select foreigners the coveted Emirati citizenship. The UAE passport — which prior to the pandemic, ...