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⌸ EN Magazine Global mobility shrinked and passport power rankings reshuffled, due to the Covid-19 crisis

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    A few months ago, The Passport Index published its report on the most powerful passports in 2020, based on the total number of countries that can be easily accessed with a given passport.
    It shows that the 2019 ranking has been shambled and now European countries are trusting the podium for the most powerful passports. As the Covid-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to global mobility, we analyse the latest report from The Passport Index, highlighting with figures those important changes.

    Read our article: Global mobility collapsed and passport power rankings reshuffled, as a consequence of the Covid-19 crisis

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    The latest research from the Henley Passport Index released on October 13th confirms that the pandemic has completely upended the seemingly unshakeable hierarchy of global mobility that has dominated the last few decades.

    Before the pandemic and the travel restrictions, both Japan and Singapore had the world's most powerful passports, allowing visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 189 places out of 199 countries. Germany and South Korea were tied in second place and most of the EU countries were sharing rank 3 and 4 (EU member states continue to perform best overall, with countries from the bloc taking up most of the spots in the index's top 10). The UK was only sixth, the same place as the US, and both countries at the lowest position they ever held since 2010! The pair was top of the list in 2014.

    And according to the analysis, Brexit and criticism of the US pandemic response and the Trump policy, along with the US presidential election just weeks away is likely to worsen the situation...
     

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