UAE is biggest climber in passport index as covid-19 brings world to a standstill

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UAE is biggest climber in passport index as covid-19 brings world to a standstill

The Henley Passport Index for 2020 reveals Japan, Singapore and South Korea occupying the top three spots, while the United Arab Emirates leapt to 18th place--a leap of 47 over the past 10 years. Holders of a UAE passport can now (in normal times) travel visa-free to 171 countries. For the second year running, Japan is number one, with access to 191 countries. In 2010 Japan was in 6th place.  Singapore holds on to the second spot, with 190 countries. In 2010 the country was 9th in the H...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.