Monday, December 30, 2019

The Greatest Passports of the Decade

The Greatest Passports of the Decade - The Rise of the freedom seekers

MONTREAL, Dec. 27, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - This past decade, we have witnessed the rise of many new trends and the unfortunate fall of past triumphs. But when it comes to the world of global mobility— the 2010s truly left a lasting mark.

According to a 2019 Report published by the Passport Index, the leading global mobility intelligence platform, the greatest passports of the decade are not the usual suspects within Europe, or North America, but the least expected that quietly migrated to the top of the charts.

The 2019 Passport Index Report identified a common trend in island nations surfing slowly higher in the ranks as the fastest-growing passports, African nations swiftly escaping the lowest-ranking bottom, and many countries within the European Union remaining stagnant and comfortable at the top.

The world is opening up

Contrary to popular perception, in an era of building walls and closing borders, the world has considerably opened up in the past decade.

The 2019 Passport Index Report refers to its World Openness Score, sharing that the world is in fact currently 54% open.

"At an average increase of 4% year-over-year, it would be incredible to assume that by 2035 the entire world be open for travel," shared Armand Arton, President of Arton Capital.

Comfortable at the top

It comes as no surprise that several European nations have been shuffling amongst the Top 5 most powerful passports over the past decade.
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