St. Kitts And Nevis Passport Now World’s 26th Most Powerful
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Photo Caption: St. Kitts and Nevis Passport and the St. Kitts and Nevis Flag.
By: Staff Writer
St. Kitts and Nevis has the 26th most powerful passport in the world for 2018. This is according to the latest Henley Passport Index, compiled by the global citizenship and residence advisory firm, Henley & Partners.
The country’s passport jumped 4 spots after ranking 30th in the world in 2017 and now 3rd in the Caribbean (Barbados, 1st).
Kittitians and Nevisians now enjoys visa-free access to 151 destinations.
Last year’s 2017 Hurricane Season forced Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Antigua and Barbuda to revise their citizenship-by-investment programs in order to boost investments and create hurricane funding relief.
According to the stats, St Lucia showed the largest growth among Caribbean Islands. They moved up five spots from 36th place in 2017 to 31st place in 2018.
Japan has the most powerful passport worldwide, followed by Singapore at second, then France, Germany and South Korea in third place.
In fourth place was Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain and Sweden, followed by the UK, USA, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal at fifth place.
Afghanistan and Iraq are ranked last.
The Caribbean rankings are as follows:
1. 21st – Barbados (visa-free access to 161 destinations)
2. 23rd – Bahamas (visa-free access to 155 destinations)
3. 26th – St Kitts & Nevis (visa-free access to 151 destinations)
4. 27th – Antigua and Barbuda (visa-free access to 150 destinations)
5. 30th – Trinidad and Tobago (visa-free access to 147 destinations)
6. 31st – St Lucia (visa-free access to 146 destinations)
7. 32nd – St Vincent & the Grenadines (visa-free access to 145 destinations)
8. 33rd – Grenada (visa-free access to 144 destinations)
9. 37th – Dominica (visa-free access to 137 destinations)
10. 61st – Jamaica (visa-free access to 84 destinations)
11. 75th – Dominica Republic (visa-free access to 66 destinations)
12. 76th – Cuba (visa-free access to 65 destinations)
13. 89th – Haiti (visa-free access to 52 destinations)