Each year, the ranking of the countries with the most powerful passports is revealed.
Note that since last year, the top 10 has remained unchanged and nearly 90% of the top 10 and 85% of the top 30 are made up of European countries. “Which is remarkable,” says Nomad Capitalist CEO Andrew Henderson, as quoted by CNBC. “It’s that countries like Malta, Iceland and Slovakia – places that are ‘not often talked about’ in terms of passport strength – are standing up to powers like Italy and Germany. They also score higher than countries like the UK, Australia and the US”.
Luxembourg comes first in the 2022 ranking, followed by Sweden and Ireland. Belgium completes the top 4 by being tied with Switzerland.
According to Le Soir, in this world ranking, the Belgian passport obtained 186 points, while Luxembourg has 189 points. It is only half a point ahead of Sweden because it allows travel to an additional country without a visa.
One of the most powerful and one of the most beautiful passports!
The new look of the Belgian passport was unveiled by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès. To decorate it? Comics, the jewel of the country, were in demand; indeed, the greatest comic book heroes have been chosen.
We find Tintin and his iconic rocket, Captain Haddock, Blake and Mortimer, the Marsupilami but also Lucky Luke and the Smurfs. To inspire tourists and customs officers around the world to travel, the scenes that have been integrated into the passport include boxes from comic books encouraging travel, the media points out.
Being one of the most “powerful” in the world, he is also the preferred target of fraudsters. The security of the Belgian passport has also been reinforced.
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