A passport from a country in good global standing is a powerful thing, allowing its holder to move across borders without dealing with the nightmarish bureaucracy of a visa application.
Arton Capital, a financial firm that says it “empowers individuals and families to become Global Citizens,” at least in part by connecting clients to citizenship-purchasing programs, has put together a ranking of the world’s passports that shows which pack the most punch.
The ranking sorts countries by the number of other countries a passport holder can visit without a visa or by attaining a visa upon arrival.
It also includes a great visualization of all the passports, and comes with the aesthetically-pleasing option to sort by color.
Overall, the list is, well, as you might predict. The countries whose citizens are afforded the most travel freedom are developed and well-off, while those at the bottom of the list are mostly poor, tiny, or turmoiled.
The highest-ranked are the US and the UK; the lowest group includes South Sudan and the Palestinian Territories.
Malawi has since been ranked 58 and with 60 visa-free countries.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :