KUWAIT CITY, March 11: The global consulting firm Nomad Capitalist released a list of the best passports in 2021, which included 199 international passports, reports Al-Jarida daily. The Kuwaiti passport ranked second in the Arab world and 97th internationally according to the index criteria. A Kuwaiti passport holder is able to enter 96 countries without a visa or obtain visa online.
According to the list, Luxembourg ranked first as the best passport, followed by Sweden, Ireland, Switzerland and Belgium. In the Arab world, the United Arab Emirates topped the list (38th internationally), then Kuwait (97th), Qatar (98th), the Sultanate of Oman (103rd), and Bahrain (105th).
The Passport Index is based on the following criteria: visa-free travel, international tax laws, happiness and development, dual citizenship and personal freedom. The passports of Eritrea, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Afghanistan are at the bottom of the list. Iraq got only 23 points out of a hundred, as the Iraqi passport holder can travel to only 28 countries without a visa or with an online visa. Nomad Capital is a tax and immigration consulting firm created by entrepreneur Andrew Henderson who offers advice to entrepreneurs on offshore legal tax planning issues, citizenship and lifestyle planning.