Malta, St Kitts and Antigua top citizenship by investment passport rankings

Malta and St Kitts, Antigua passports are ranked best citizenship by investment passports according to 2017 visa restrictions index. Malta is ranked 10th  with visa free access to 167 countries, while St Kitts, Antigua tied at 30th rank with equal visa free travel to 136 countries for Caribbean.

Malta and Cyprus have the only official EU citizen by investment programmes in Europe.

Rank Visa free countries Investment
Malta 10 167 € 1,000,000
Cyprus 16 158 € 2,000,000

Saint Kitts Nevis, St Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda run active citizenship by investment programmes in Caribbean for various investment amounts.

Rank Visa free countries Investment
Antigua & Barbuda 30 136 $100,000
St Kitts & Nevis 30 136 $150,000
St Lucia 36 127 $100,000
Grenada 37 124 $150,000
Dominica 40 119 $100,000

The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index is a global ranking of countries according to the travel freedom that their citizens enjoy. The index is produced in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest database of travel information, and is published annually. Countries are ranked according to the total number of other countries which they can access visa-free.


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