Henley & Partners’ Passport Power Ranking Records Widest Ever Gap in Travel Freedom
The latest results and research from the Henley Passport Index show how proliferating barriers to entry over the past 18 months of the pandemic have resulted in the widest global mobility gap in its 16-year history.
The global mobility gap is at its widest point ever and continues to expand due to proliferating barriers to entry erected since the outbreak of the pandemic. Many countries in the global south have relaxed their borders in a concerted effort to revive their economies but there has been very little reciprocity from countries in the global north, which have enforced some of the most stringent inbound Covid-19-related travel restrictions. Even fully vaccinated travelers from countries at the lower end of the Henley Passport Index remain locked out of most of the developed world.
Against this backdrop of ongoing uncertainty, high-net-worth investors and entrepreneurs, including those from advanced economies with premium passports, are looking to create portfolios of complementary citizenship and residence options through investment migration programs, to access health security and optionality in terms of where they and their families can comfortably live, conduct business, study, and invest.
The Henley & Partners Global Mobility Report is a unique publication featuring commentary by leading scholars and experts on major trends influencing mobility patterns. Grounded in geopolitical analysis and focusing on the realities shaping our world – from the dual crises of Covid-19 and climate change, to the rise of health power and citizenship diversification – this quarterly report offers exclusive insights into what we can expect in the months to come.
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