WORLD OPENNESS TREND
Real-time monitoring of the World Openness Score.
As a real-time barometer of the state of mobility around the world, the World Openness Score highlights the variations in friction for human travel over time. While the World Openness Score was increasing at a steady annual rate of 4% prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, it dropped by 65% to its lowest-ever score by May 2020 — a time when the world was as closed as it had ever been.
While the worst might just be over (until next global crisis), a new momentum of global mobility is well underway. How open can the world become for travel?
UAE PASSPORT POWER TREND
Real-time monitoring of UAE's Passport Power Initiative.
In 2017, the UAE announced a daring goal - position the country's passport on the list of the five most important passports in the world by 2021. Having the tallest, biggest, and the best is part of their DNA. Although the UAE passport is already the most powerful in the GCC, it certainly has more room to grow on a global scale.
Passport Index has been officially assigned the task to monitor the development of the Passport Power Initiative in real time. Will the UAE succeed? Time will tell. Passport Index will show.