Basseterre, October 8, 2019 -- St. Kitts & Nevis is once again claiming the top spot in the Henley & Partners OECS Q4 Ranking, ranking 24th on the global front.
The twin-island boasts visa-free/visa-on-arrival access 154 destinations, increasing its score by two destinations since the Q3 earlier this year.
In 2018 St. Kitts & Nevis scored 151, ranking 26 on the global rank. The Caribbean island has seen a change in rank of 14 from 2009 to 2019.
Commenting on this major achievement Managing Partner of Henley & Partners St. Kitts & Nevis, Chanée Isaac, expresses:
“The Kittitian passport continues to make us proud regionally and on the global front. We are constantly improving our product as a premium second home and the results of these efforts are seen in the 2019 Henley Passport Index Q4 Ranking.
Henley & Partners continues to work closely with the Citizen by Investment Unit to ensure that both St. Kitts & Nevis’ citizens and prospective passport holders benefit from this programme.”
The Henley Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information, and enhanced by continuous Passport power and economic freedom.
Dr. Christian H. Kaelin, Chairman of Henley & Partners and the creator of the passport index concept, says: “Our ongoing research has shown that when we talk about ’passport power‘, we are discussing more than simply the destinations a holder can travel to without acquiring a visa in advance. Often, there is a strong correlation between visa freedom and other benefits such as business and investment freedom, independence of the judiciary, fiscal health, and property rights.”
In the 2019 Q4 Index Antigua and Barbuda ranked 2nd in the OECS with a global rank of 28. Ranking 3rd is St. Lucia with a global rank of 31 and Grenada 4th with a global rank of 32.
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