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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

Pakistani citizens will be issued e-passports by the next year to curb rampant forgery of travelling documents and also human

The images on pages of the new passport document reflect centuries-long history of Ukraine and promote patriotism and love for

There have been several interesting visa agreement updates around the world recently. Here, Passport Index provides the details of each. Effective

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According to a report published by the Iranian media, citizens of Turkey, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bolivia, Egypt and Syria can

I have excellent news! I have officially been granted my Latvian Citizenship, which now makes me a dual citizen of

Fake news downgrade a legitimate passport powerhouse – Singapore still holds the reigns. Kosovo was shamed into stripping Singapore from a visa waiver and has since went to

A passport is not only a traveling document, but it can represent who you are, and how people view (or

The Imprimerie Nationale Group and Gemalto have started issuing the first personalised Peruvian ePassports. The companies were jointly awarded a

The passports of Dominica and Grenada have received a major boost to their ranking in Arton Capital’s Passport Index, following

The European Commission is today proposing to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to lift the

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