Dr. Christian H. Kälin

Investment Migration Pioneer, Legal Scholar, Author and Editor, Advisor to Governments, Inventor, Humanitarian, Global Citizen

Pandemic diminishes passport power


Research World has published an editorial about the growing inequality in global mobility by Dr. Christian H. Kaelin. According to the latest Henley Passport Index, the gap in travel freedom is now at its largest since the index begun in 2006, with Japanese passport holders able to access 167 more destinations than citizens of Afghanistan, which is at the bottom of the index with a score of just 26. As Dr Kalin point outs, the painfully slow pace of vaccination programs in developing countries has raised profound concerns about vaccine access and inequality and the implications thereof for future global mobility.

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