EVER wondered how desirable your Romanian passport is? We’ve got some good news and some bad news.
The bad news is that the Romanian passport is not the most powerful in the world, but the good news is it cracks the top 45.
Nomad Capitalist, a global consulting firm, has ranked 199 countries by “value of citizenship” and according to its Nomad Passport Index, Romanians have the 42th most valuable passport in the world before other countries like: ISRAEL, CROATIA, RUSIA, ARGENTINA, MEXIC, etc.
Countries are assessed based on visa-free travel, taxation, perception, dual citizenship and overall freedom.
Romania scored top marks for perception, dual citizenship and freedom, meaning Romanian citizens have a good global reputation, and are almost always allowed to hold other citizenships, and are among the most free.
What dragged us down was visa-free travel and taxation.
According to the index, Romanian passport holders are granted visa-free access, or straightforward visa access, to 153 countries.
The country which scored the best on this ranking was Germany, which has visa-free access to 177 countries.
THE MOST POWERFUL PASSPORT, AND THE LEAST
European citizens are the owners of the most valuable passports in the world with the top ten spots all countries in Europe. But the world’s most powerful passport belongs to Sweden.
Swedish citizens can not only visit 176 countries without a visa, but they enjoy an “excellent reputation” abroad, the ability to hold dual or multiple citizenships, high levels of personal freedom, and the ability to easily escape Swedish taxes by moving overseas.
The Swedish passport was ranked as the world’s most valuable by the Nomad Passport Index.Source:istock
The rest of the top 10 include Belgium, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
The United States passport, on the other hand, isn’t so desirable. It ranked 35th on the list, in a tie with Slovenia.
The least powerful passport, ranking 199, is the Afghan passport. Citizens from Afghanistan are only allowed to travel easily to 25 countries, are strictly forbidden to hold other citizenships, are often taxed on their worldwide income, and encounter substantial hostility globally.
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