July 6, 2022

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Canada has some of the most powerful passports in the world

Canada has some of the most powerful passports in the world

Canadians can now travel to more than 180 countries without a visa, according to the latest Henley Passport ranking of the most powerful passports, which finds a growing gap between citizens of different countries when it comes to freedom of travel.

The results of the Henley Passport Index, compiled 17 years ago, show that the number of destinations that can be reached without a visa has increased significantly in recent years. In 2006, a person could visit an average of 57 countries without a visa, but today that number is 107.

Canadian passport holders can travel to 185 destinations without a visa. Hence the country ranks seventh behind the United States in the index.

However, this increase explains the growing disparity between the level of freedom of travel in the North compared to the South. In fact, citizens of rich countries can travel to more than 180 countries around the world without a visa, but this number does not reach 50 in poorer countries.

In addition, the Henley Global Mobility Report states that there are partial abnormalities caused by Kovid-19 and critical access to vaccines.

“A person’s health and vaccination status can affect mobility, such as visa-free access to their passport. Living in the ‘wrong’ country can have a huge impact on access to business, healthcare and healthcare, and for some, travel can be impossible, ”said Dr. Andreas Brachlin, an expert in cardiology and medicine. SIP Family Medical Office in Switzerland is an internationally renowned intern and advisory board member.

“Opening migration channels is essential for post-pandemic recovery,” said Dr. Christian H. Snyder, President of Henley & Partners and Innovator of the Passport Index Concept. Said Kelin.

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