PASSPORTS of travelers around the world are in fact the most printed by New Zealand. This Kiwi country as the country that prints the most passports made this country succeed in overthrowing Japan as the country that previously printed the most passports in world travel.

When compared with 193 priests from various countries around the world, this kiwi country passport is also the strongest passport to allow access in and out of tourists. What is the scale of New Zealand passport strength during the pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic, which caused a shock to access to visa-free countries, also made New Zealand reduce the number of visa-free destinations.

One New Zealand passport holder, Albeit, said it was less affected during the pandemic when compared to passports from other countries. In line with the rules of the Australian Government, which provides free quarantine to New Zealand, there are now 129 countries that also offer visa-free access.

This figure has increased by 80 countries over the past 6 months since the pandemic. However, this condition also represents a decrease in tourists to the 40 locations that offer visa-free tours to New Zealand from the previous 2019.

Japan also now sits in second place, followed by Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Ireland, South Korea and Australia. European countries also list 10 free access to Schengen to a number of locations with few restrictive regulations against COVID-19.

It should be noted, the top 10 countries in the United States with strong passports so far finally fell to number 21 on the strongest report card ranking. Even though efforts have been made to improve since July, US passport holders still have to be affected by COVID-19 in their home countries. In July, the passport of the United States also dropped to 28th place behind Mexico and Uruguay.

This indicates that readiness to travel to the United States is still severely constrained. Especially considering that there are still many national borders that the White House has prohibited from accessing.

Passport Ranking: (1). New Zealand – 129, (2). Germany, Austria, Luxembourg Switzerland, Ireland, South Korea, Japan, Australia – 128, (3). Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Lithuania, Norway, Iceland, United Kingdom, Canada – 126, (5). Malta, Slovenia, Latvia – 125, (6). Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Liechtenstein – 121, (7). Slovakia – 123, (8). Cyprus, Croatia, Monaco – 121, (9). Romania, Bulgaria – 120, (10). San Marino, Andorra, Uruguay – 115. [antaranews]