In a global ranking index for 2020, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have been ranked in the Top 10 for possessing the world’s most powerful passports.
The results, produced by The Henley Passport Index and based on data provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), surveyed close to 200 countries and ranked them according to how easy it was for their citizens to travel on national passports.
Each country’s ranking was based on how many visas a passport required to enter a different nation compared to other countries around the world.
Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom placed within the Top 10 of the passport index, with the United Kingdom placing 7th, New Zealand 8th, and both Australia and Canada in joint 9th place.
The index also placed the CANZUK countries above most European Union countries and regional superpowers, such as the United Arab Emirates (19th), Russia (51st) and China (70th).
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With respect for democracy, human rights and the rule of law, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have ranked highly in the 2020 rankings, providing ease of access for tourists and business-persons via visa-free access at airports and other ports-of-entry.
The survey also demonstrates the ease in which facilitated migration can be implemented between the CANZUK countries, as visa-free access is common-place when Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and British passports are used crossing borders.
CANZUK International will relay the survey results to Members of Parliament and Senators across Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom to advocate for further visa initiatives between the four countries.
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