Passport Power Initiative showcases stunning results way ahead of schedule Montreal, December 03, 2018 - The United Arab Emirates celebrated another monumental milestone in its history as its passport took the lead with a record-breaking score in the Global Passport Power Ranking. According to The Passport Index, the interactive real-time ranking platform,
All African travellers will now be able to visit Ethiopia with a Visa on Arrival. The time has come for the world to witness a united Africa. And the nation leading this initiative is Africa’s second most populous and one of its fastest-growing economies, Ethiopia. Effective from November 1, 2018, Ethiopia
Temporary changes to the PNG visa policy results in big changes to The Passport Index’ ranking. In preparation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week held in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Visa on Arrival (VoA) to enter the nation will temporarily be suspended for the month of November. Although Leader’s Week starts
Already ranked 4th, UAE is on the right path to claim the top honors. The United Arab Emirates’ positive diplomacy, focus and determination helped boost its passport power. Newly ranked in 4th place by The Passport Index, UAE’s Visa-Free Score (VFS) jumped to a high of 162. Thanks to the recently signed visa facilitation agreements with Mexico, Liberia, and Sierra Leone among others,
Since January 2018, things have proven to be impressively optimistic for the Hungarian passport, as it secures visa waivers from Angola, Australia, Azerbaijan, Benin, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Myanmar, Rwanda, Uzbekistan, and Viet Nam. With visa-free access to 163 countries, as per The Passport Index, Hungary joins the world’s fourth most powerful ranking passports, alongside Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Belgium
ETIAS, European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), is a registration system set to launch in 2021, which will require any non-EU traveler with a visa waiver (57 countries), to complete prior to entry. For a fee, this new system will check the security credentials of travellers, prior to their visit to any EU member state.
Bilateral visa waiver agreement with Russia propels UAE within the world’s most powerful passports. Montreal, July 9, 2018 – Russia and the UAE have signed a bilateral visa waiver agreement, which helped boost UAE's Visa-free Score to 156, placing it within the Top 10 Most Powerful Passports in the world. Currently
The Passport Index gives its insights on the influence of passport powers following the North Korea-USA Summit in Singapore. A historic first meeting between the leader of one of the world’s most powerful passports, Donald J. Trump, and the leader of one of the world’s weakest, (and most controversial) passports, Kim Jong-Un, has allowed the world to consider a new-age era that
Visa-Free entry into Russia is possible with a click of a button for foreign FIFA World Cup fans. Home to 12.3 million residents, over 130 nationalities, three international airports, and the world’s second busiest underground system, Moscow is finally prepared to host an expected 1 million soccer fans arriving into town for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. According to The Passport Index, Russia only permits visa-free
It’s speedy. It’s lavish. It’s international. It’s the Formula 1. With 20 determined drivers racing across 21 nations worldwide, car enthusiasts and globetrotters alike are traveling across borders to experience the competition first-hand. The ultimate cross-border event highlighting different nationalities and host countries begun its journey on March 25 in
EU-USA “visa war” may damage the US passport's power and value. The recently heightened diplomatic tensions between the US and the
The Imprimerie Nationale Group and Gemalto have started issuing the first personalised Peruvian ePassports. The companies were jointly awarded a
Visa-Free entry into Russia is possible with a click of a button for foreign FIFA World Cup fans. Home to 12.3 million residents, over 130 nationalities, three international airports,
As of June 5th, 2018, Emirati citizens will no longer need a visa to visit Canada for up to six
While looking for my own passport I started thinking about the Swiss passports I saw at the hotel when I
Located in West Africa, the French-speaking nation of Benin is actually known to have one of Africa’s most safe and
A new passport is launched every 5 years and the theme for the latest version is ‘creative United Kingdom’.
The new Sri Lankan passport issuance process will now require the capture of biometric data from all passport applicants. Using
African Union introduces a passport and visa-free mobility to member states.
What Is a Passport? A passport is a travel document issued by a country’s government to its citizens that verifies the
The European Union has eliminated the visa requirement for Peruvians and Colombians who want to visit countries belonging to the open-border