- Dec 12, 2007
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-03/the-most-desirable-passports-on-earth-don-t-include-americaThats the view of Nomad Capitalist, a firm that recently ranked 199 countries corresponding to their value of citizenship. In addition to visa-free travel options, this ranking (PDF) uses a weighted approach that considers the amount of taxes a country levies on citizens who live abroad, along with the nations overall global reputation, civil and personal freedoms, and the ability to hold multiple passports simultaneously.
And no, America, youre not even in the top 20.
Atop the list is Sweden, followed by a bevy of other European Union nations. A Swedish passport allows visa-free travel to 176 countries or territories, just one fewer than world leader Germany. Moreover, Swedish expats can easily get out of the high taxes in Sweden and go live somewhere else where there are lower taxes without a lot of headaches, says Andrew Henderson, the veteran traveler, entrepreneur, and blogger who founded Nomad.
Not too many people are getting into fights with the Swedes, Henderson said in a video posted on Wednesday.
Like all of these surveys/analysis, there's always a high degree of ambiguity and subjectivity.
Would posters here agree or disagree with Ireland's ranking ?
Should we be higher than Italy and/or lower than Switzerland ?