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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 —…


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. …


Dr. Christian H. Kaelin, Chairman of Henley & Partners, an expert in investment migration, and the inventor of the passport index concept

The shock waves of ongoing Covid-19-driven volatility in 2021 have led to a spike in entrepreneurs building diversified domicile portfolios through investing in residence- and citizenship-by-investment programs to overcome the limitations and associated risks of being restricted to a single jurisdiction.

Henley & Partners saw a 32% increase in the average daily enquiries in the last eight months compared to the first six months of 2020. It is interesting to consider the shifts in the predominant nationalities of…


Dr. Parag Khanna, Founder and Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data- and scenario-based strategic advisory firm headquartered in Singapore, and author of numerous books including Connectography and The Future is Asian

Much of humanity is aching to get moving again. Stranded workers and remote professionals, tourists and hospitality workers, digital nomads and investor migrants — all have had plenty of time over the past year to decide where to go next and to prepare for the new mobility protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic. …


Lorraine Charles, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge

After a year that will be remembered in history as transformational, when the ways in which we live and work were altered, perhaps the biggest change has been in the movement of people. With border restrictions expected to extend well into 2021 and the ongoing political instability in many countries, mobility of the most vulnerable will continue to be impeded — a situation that could lead to loss of life, not only from Covid-19, but also due to an inability to access basic necessities.

International…


Dominic Volek, Group Head of Private Clients and a Member of the Executive Committee of Henley & Partners

As the new year progresses, the results from the latest Henley Passport Index give us an opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary upheaval that characterized 2020 and to assess how our world has been transformed. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have been felt in every sphere of our day-to-day lives, forcing us to reconsider much of what we might have once taken for granted.

At the beginning of 2020, all indications were that rates of global mobility would continue to rise…

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