Luxemburg Passport is the best in the world as per the latest research and it has climbed nine places in the rankings to reach the top position. On the other hand, the UK fell to 22nd rank by dropping 6 places.
The Luxemburg Passport moved to the top position from the 10th rank owing to the visa-waiver offered to it by 177 nations across the world. It also offers double as well as multiple citizenships along with having an excellent reputation as a Passport. This implies there are negligible holds up at passport checks, as quoted by the Independent Co UK.
The latest research for best passports in the world was produced by Nomad Capitalist, the offshore consulting firm. This list was topped by the Luxemburg Passport. It assessed 199 passports of different nations depending on 5 factors that include the number of nations the passport holder can travel visa-free. The global perception of the nation and its citizens along with tax freedoms were also considered.
The Passport Index by Nomad for 2018 also took in to account the ability to hold other citizenships and the extent of free life of the citizens. Declining individual privacy and worries over Brexit were the chief factors in the decline of rankings of the UK to 22nd from 16th. The US passport retained its ranking at 35th.
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