The pandemic has been a significant disruptor on multiple levels, displacing millions and inspiring many more to reconsider dual citizenship. Conflict and uncertainty – be it economic, political, environmental, or pandemics – have historically triggered mass migrations. In the years following World War II, the Cultural Revolution, the Vietnam War and
Friday, April 2nd, 2021 —The Passport Index Q1 Report for 2021 uncovers the real-time state of global mobility in a standstill, as governments continue to further implement safety and security protocols to make travel a more seamless and responsible experience moving forward. 2020 was the year of lost travel plans. Prompting
Passport Index is now accessible on all major platforms, including iOS, Android, and its award-winning web portal. The Passport Index is the world’s most popular platform to explore and rank passports. Following the incredible success and acclaim for its iOS mobile app — the unmatched passport experience is now available on
An important milestone for Croatians to be able to travel to the US for business and tourism, without the need for a visa. February 18, 2020 — As of later this year, Croatians will officially have the right to travel to the USA without a visa. Throughout the past three years, authorities in Croatia have committed to joining
New changes to citizenship laws could grant select foreigners the coveted Emirati citizenship. The UAE passport — which prior to the pandemic, reigned as the World's Most Powerful Passport, was also one of the most difficult, or rather impossible, passports to get ahold of as a foreigner. Although distinct citizenship laws were
Promises a future of unity and global acceptance Within less than several hours since taking office, America’s new President Biden made some important executive decisions concerning the nation’s travel and immigration legislations. This includes signing an immediate order to end the ban on travelers from several majority-Muslim countries, which was first
The pandemic revealed a disconnect when it comes to reliable, timely visa intelligence. But the Passport Index fills the void as a centralized source of updated visa requirements. During the pandemic, borders opened and closed by the hour. Visa restrictions fluctuated by the minute. And in the wake of ever-shifting policies,
The COVID-19 pandemic has grounded travelers and crippled economies, but it hasn’t stopped innovation. As the world maps out a road to recovery, here are 10 predictions for what travel might look like in the next decade. 1. AI soars into aviation With the Fourth Industrial Revolution upon us, we do
Borders closed. Passports collected dust. Visa agreements evaporated. Global mobility fell off a cliff at the height of the pandemic, yet some countries withstood much better than others. What’s driving these changes? With the emergence of Covid-19 came an unprecedented onslaught of travel bans, border closures, temporary visa restrictions and quarantine
With Montenegro on track to enter the EU in the coming years, we expect the country’s passport power to see a significant boost. When it comes to increasing passport power and mobility, Montenegro and the greater Balkan region have incredible potential. Looking at a map of the European Union, there is
A new passport is launched every 5 years and the theme for the latest version is ‘creative United Kingdom’.
The new age e-passports are expected to be rolled out in the country by 2016, a top official said in
The Immigration Department will be upgrading its international passport issuing system with new safety features, in stages nationwide.
Orlando International Airport is the first U.S. airport to add facial recognition to its automated passport control (APC) kiosks.
Meghan Markle's humble journey towards gaining her UK Citizenship At the forefront of a diverse youth culture, ethnic diversity, and thriving
As a result of the current Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic which has affected over 210 countries and territories around the world, many governments have
Producing biometric passports requires being fully compliant with international standards and norms, and needs to be manufactured in highly secure
Temporary changes to the PNG visa policy results in big changes to The Passport Index’ ranking. In preparation of the Asia-Pacific Economic
In a historic decision, Benin is the latest African nation to grant visa-free access to all other African countries. It
The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the security and integrity of Canadian travel documents. On May 9, 2015,
In an effort to facilitate travel, and unlock the potential of the tourism industry, Zimbabwe announced a revised visa regime