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
Gaining the world’s most visa waivers in 2017, is only just the beginning. Montreal, June 1, 2018 – With a sparkling new Visa-free Score of 107, Georgia globally ranks as the 48th most powerful passport in the world according to The Passport Index, the leading reference on global ranking of the
Albania, the southeastern European nation, has decided to allow visa free entry to citizens of Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Russia,
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As of April 1, 2017, Cyprus, Italy, Azerbaijan, Mali and Cameroon now have visa-free access to India, making Cyprus and
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Latvia has launched a new biometric ePassport with design features based on the Latvian Song and Dance Festival.