It’s the start of 2019- and of course with a New Year comes new viral challenges that ‘break the internet’. Introducing, the #10YearChallenge taking social media by storm, which features image collages of people 10 years earlier next to their recent image. Safe to say- the rise in popularity of aesthetic procedures have actually made many stand the
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
A new Latvian passport was introduced to the public on 28 January 2015. The passport contains 34 pages and the
Today, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum introduced legislation to amend the Citizenship Act, providing greater flexibility for applicants
The new-look travel document features images of iconic Irish landmarks including Croagh Patrick, Kylemore Abbey, Croke Park, the Cliffs of
The crush of renewals comes as the result of a surge of Americans seeking to travel abroad, and the 10-year
New record position shared with Singapore. February 20, 2018, Montreal - The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games isn’t the only thing
Passport Power Initiative showcases stunning results way ahead of schedule Montreal, December 03, 2018 - The United Arab Emirates celebrated another
A new passport is launched every 5 years and the theme for the latest version is ‘creative United Kingdom’.
The images on pages of the new passport document reflect centuries-long history of Ukraine and promote patriotism and love for
It’s speedy. It’s lavish. It’s international. It’s the Formula 1. With 20 determined drivers racing across 21 nations worldwide, car
The US passport is getting updated with new security measures to protect against any modern day fraud attempts.
Georgia Gains Visa-Free Access to EU In a historic decision, the European Parliament has granted Georgia visa-free access to the EU,