Angola has also decided to grant visa-free access to five countries, including Singapore. This recent change granted Singapore a record breaking visa-free score of 164, promoting it to the only nation ranking in 1st place as the world's most powerful passport.
Located in West Africa, the French-speaking nation of Benin is actually known to have one of Africa’s most safe and stable political and economic positions. Home to the creation of Voodoo, and a variety of rich and complex history, Benin also prides itself to have one of West Africa’s best
In an effort to facilitate travel, and unlock the potential of the tourism industry, Zimbabwe announced a revised visa regime which will issue a Visa on Arrival (VOA) for 28 countries. The government of Zimbabwe announced the exciting changes to their visa requirements during the National Tourism Strategy Workshop in Victoria
New record position shared with Singapore. February 20, 2018, Montreal - The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games isn’t the only thing South Korea is proud of this February. As the world tunes in, South Korea takes the lead with the world's most powerful passport. Ranking with an impressive visa-free score of
As part of Uzbekistan’s efforts to promote tourism in their country, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced exciting changes to their visa policy. Changes To Visa Policy As of February 10, 2018, 7 countries were granted visa-free access for up to 30 days in Uzbekistan. The list includes passport holders from Israel, Indonesia, South
Starting at 9 a.m. (ET) on December 1, 2017, Bulgarian and Romanian passport holders will be able to travel to Canada visa-free. However, similar to other visa-exempt travelers, they would need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to board a flight to Canada. Applying for an eTA is a simple, inexpensive online
Paraguay helps Singapore overtake Germany for the top spot. Montreal, October 24, 2017 – Paraguay removed visa requirements for Singaporeans, propelling Singapore’s passport to the top of Passport Index’ most powerful ranking with a visa-free score of 159. Historically, the Top 10 most powerful passports in the world were mostly European, with
UAE Passport Force initiative aims high for 2021. Dubai, August 29, 2017 - At a ceremony, the government of the UAE accepted a certificate bestowed by the Passport Index, in recognition for being the most powerful passport in the GCC. UAE passport holders enjoy a visa-free score of 127, which places
Europe is shaking under the engine noises from the 2017 Gumball 3000 race which started on July 1st in Riga, Latvia. The annual Gumball supercar race this year goes all the way to Mykonos, through Warsaw, Budapest, Porto Montenegro (where a lavish pit stop awaits), Dubrovnik, Tirana and Athens. Until
The government of Canada has revoked visa-free access for citizens of Antigua & Barbuda effective June 27th, 2017. In a media note, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada stated that after monitoring the integrity of the island nation’s travel documents, the government has determined that Antigua & Barbuda no longer meets
Angola has also decided to grant visa-free access to five countries, including Singapore. This recent change granted Singapore a record
The 2017 Global Peace Index provides a comprehensive analysis of the world’s state of peace. Produced by the Institute for
Germany takes the lead. Singapore takes second place. Montreal, January 12, 2017 – Passport Index, the real-time global ranking of the
Migrations signed a contract confirming they will issue up to 1,200,000 biometric passport.
Latvia has launched a new biometric ePassport with design features based on the Latvian Song and Dance Festival.
Producing biometric passports requires being fully compliant with international standards and norms, and needs to be manufactured in highly secure
Russia and South Africa have officially signed a visa waiver agreement that will allow their citizens to visit each other’s
The Imprimerie Nationale Group and Gemalto have started issuing the first personalised Peruvian ePassports. The companies were jointly awarded a
According to a report published by the Iranian media, citizens of Turkey, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bolivia, Egypt and Syria can
The new Sri Lankan passport issuance process will now require the capture of biometric data from all passport applicants. Using
A biometric passport is a traditional paper passport embedded with a microprocessor chip and antenna that contains biometric information used
The country’s first ever e-passport plant located here promises to process new Philippine passports in less than a day, even