We live in the hyper-cultural world where nationalities count less and less, right? Actually, no. To be a part of the citizen of the world club, you need a passport who allows you to come and go as you please.
Visas are more valuable than money for a generation who doesn’t know how to stay put. The richest nationalities in this requisite aren’t so different than the other. According to the Passport Index, being born in the US or the UK gives you a free pass to 147 different countries. French, German and South Korean passports will get you to 145. In case you are wondering, the UN has 193 nations as members.
As imagined, the citizens of the poorest countries are the ones with less mobility. Solomon Islands, Myanmar, South Sudan, São Tomé and Principe, and the Palestinian Territories passports only offer access to 28 countries.
The Passport Index should also tell us who are most inclined to travel, since 54% of Americans don’t enjoy the most powerful ticket in the world.