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As vaccination program rollouts gather momentum in certain countries, the resumption of regular international travel is no longer an abstract hope.

The latest results from the Henley Passport Index — the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa — provide exclusive insight into what post-pandemic travel freedom might look like as countries around the world selectively begin to open their borders to international visitors.

As the Covid-19 curtain begins to lift, Japanese passport holders will be the most welcome in the world, now…


In response to the unprecedented and rising global demand among affluent investors for residence- and citizenship-by-investment (RCBI) programs as a means to overcome the limitations and risks of being restricted to a single residence, Deep Knowledge Analytics (DKA) and Henley & Partners have launched the Investment Migration Programs Health Risk Assessment.

This collaboration between DKA, a DeepTech focused agency that produces advanced analytics using sophisticated technology to deliver insightful market intelligence and pragmatic forecasting, and Henley & Partners, the global leader in residence and citizenship planning, draws on three sets of data: DKA’s Covid-19 Regional Safety Assessment and Henley &…


Malta, Austria, and Portugal are home to the world’s best investment migration programs, according to the newly-released Investment Migration Programs 2021.

Now in its 6th edition, the annual publication provides a systematic analysis and comprehensive benchmarking of the world’s most notable investment migration programs by a panel of independent experts who consider a broad range of factors.

The global pandemic has driven demand for investment migration to new heights, with the industry rapidly moving from niche to mainstream. This year’s Investment Migration Programs 2021 features an extensive list of residence- and citizenship-by-investment programs and has been designed with the high-net-worth investor in mind, providing clear, current, and trustworthy advice.

Read more here.


Dr. Juerg Steffen, CEO of Henley & Partners and author of definitive books on high-net-worth relocation to Austria and Switzerland

The volatility driven by Covid-19 has pushed the steadily growing appeal of investment migration seen over the past two decades into overdrive. While the surge in interest shown by citizens of emerging economies and politically precarious states is somewhat predictable, the big game-changer, accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic, has been the exponential spike in interest from nationals of highly developed countries — and in particular Canada, the UK, and the US.

During the height of the initial lockdown, in the…


Greg Lindsay, Director of Applied Research at NewCities

If 2020 was anything to go by we are likely to see an even more dramatic global shakeup in the league tables of choice destinations in 2021. In late November as the pandemic’s second wave crashed across the global north, Bloomberg unveiled its Covid Resilience Ranking of “the best and worst places to be in the coronavirus era”. The index formally acknowledged what 2020 had made abundantly clear to the world’s upwardly mobile: Advanced economies such as the UK and the US had been repeatedly overwhelmed by infections. Meanwhile, other countries —…


Kate Batz, Managing Partner at Longevity Capital, and Alex Cresniov, Director of Deep Knowledge Analytics

Traditionally, retirees from prosperous countries have usually chosen to relocate to regions with favorable weather and affordable, enjoyable lifestyles. Among the key factors that make such regions attractive are their relatively inexpensive healthcare systems and other cost savings combined with their high standards of living.

Savvy Caribbean and Central American countries offer perks to attract expat retirees

Some of the best examples of successful government strategies to encourage retiree immigration are found in Caribbean and Central American countries that offer various perks. Ecuador, for instance, allows one to import household goods duty free, Panama permits one to…


As the World Economic Forum points out, the latest Henley Passport Index report comes as the travel industry grapples with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. And the outlook remains uncertain as threats of new virus variants causes governments to curtail or suspend travel to curb its spread.

Another possible consequence is a rise in the number of economic migrants in the post pandemic period, as changing office patterns free people to work from different locations. Already, several countries are hoping to tap into this potential talent pool by creating easy-access visa arrangements and visa waiver programs.

As Greg Lindsay of think-tank NewCities points out in Henley & Partners Global Mobility Report, “2021 will be the year savvy governments begin to harness post-pandemic migration opportunities as the driving force for economic recovery and development.”

Read the World Economic Forum’s full article here.


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Uğur Altundal and Ömer Zarpli, researchers in Political Science at Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh, respectively

Vaccine passports have been proposed as a solution that will allow cross-border travel to resume, thereby partially alleviating the negative economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. While they may bring a degree of normalcy to international travel, any decision on this issue must carefully take into consideration the associated ethical dilemmas and potentially adverse health effects.

Vaccine passports certainly hold an appeal, given that extensive travel restrictions over the past year have had a significant negative economic impact, particularly on countries that…


Greg Lindsay, Director of Applied Research at NewCities

If last year saw the advent of pervasive remote work and “nomad visas” amid a scramble to secure Covid-free havens, then 2021 will be the year savvy governments begin to harness post-pandemic migration opportunities as the driving force for economic recovery and development. Destinations ranging from Helsinki to Dubai in terms of climate and temperament are already drafting programs and policies targeting footloose talent whose employers have given them permission to roam. These initiatives go far beyond nomad- or even golden visas to encompass free workspace, health- and childcare, and even cash…


Dr. Juerg Steffen, CEO of Henley & Partners and author of definitive books on high-net-worth relocation to Austria and Switzerland

As effective vaccination program rollouts progress in earnest in certain countries around the world, cross-border travel now seems a beckoning reality — for some. There is a welcome flicker of optimism after a year that saw the vast majority of people unable to travel beyond the borders of their own countries. …

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