Azer­bai­jani ci­ti­zens granted visa-free en­try to 66 states

Azer News - - Nation - By Ab­dul Ker­imkhanov

Due to the rapid de­vel­op­ment of the tourism sec­tor in the mod­ern world, any per­son can visit al­most any spot on the planet.

The only thing one will nec­es­sar­ily need is the pass­port.

How­ever, in in­ter­na­tional tourism prac­tice, pass­port of one coun­try can be val­ued more than that of an­other.

Ev­ery year, the Hen­ley & Part­ners com­pany pre­pares a rank­ing of coun­tries in terms of their ci­ti­zens’ ac­cess to the visa-free regime with other states.

Ci­ti­zens of Azer­bai­jan can visit 66 coun­tries in a visa-free regime, ac­cord­ing to an up­dated rat­ing of the Pass­port In­dex pre­pared by Hen­ley & Part­ners.

"Azer­bai­jani ci­ti­zens, like three months ago, have visa-free ac­cess to 66 coun­tries of the world at the be­gin­ning of 2019," the com­pany said

At the same time, Azer­bai­jan went up in the rank­ing to take 74th place out of 104 coun­tries.

A year ago, the ci­ti­zens of Azer­bai­jan could visit only 63 coun­tries of the world with­out ob­tain­ing a visa.

Ja­pan be­came the leader of the In­dex in the first quar­ter of 2019, ci­ti­zens of which were granted visa-free en­try to 190 coun­tries.

"A year ago, Ger­many ranked first with 177 coun­tries. Now Ger­many shares third place with France (188 coun­tries with visa-free vis­its). South Korea ranked sec­ond, which added In­dia to the list of visa-free coun­tries and rose by one po­si­tion in the In­dex. Sin­ga­pore is also in the sec­ond place with 189 coun­tries," the re­port of Hen­ley & Part­ners says.

Also, over the past three months, the fig­ures for Rus­sia, Turkey and Kaza­khstan have not changed - 119, 111 and 76 coun­tries with a visa-free regime, re­spec­tively. Ge­or­gia has con­cluded visa-free treaties with the two coun­tries and is now 51st with 114 coun­tries.

Hen­ley & Part­ners is the global leader in res­i­dence and cit­i­zen­ship plan­ning. Each year, hun­dreds of wealthy in­di­vid­u­als and their ad­vi­sors rely on their ex­per­tise and ex­pe­ri­ence in this area.

The con­cept of res­i­dence and cit­i­zen­ship plan­ning was cre­ated by Hen­ley & Part­ners in the 1990s. As glob­al­iza­tion has ex­panded, res­i­dence and cit­i­zen­ship have be­come top­ics of sig­nif­i­cant in­ter­est among the in­creas­ing num­ber of in­ter­na­tion­ally mo­bile en­trepreneurs and in­vestors whom they serve ev­ery day.

Trusted by gov­ern­ments, the firm also runs a lead­ing govern­ment ad­vi­sory prac­tice that has raised more than $8 bil­lion in for­eign direct in­vest­ment. Hen­ley & Part­ners have been in­volved in strate­gic con­sult­ing and the de­sign, set-up and op­er­a­tion of the world’s most suc­cess­ful res­i­dence and cit­i­zen­ship pro­grams.

While its ori­gins date back more than 45 years, Hen­ley & Part­ners as it is to­day was formed in 1997 through the com­bi­na­tion of a pri­vate client im­mi­gra­tion con­sul­tancy and a fidu­ciary com­pany. To­day the firm is fo­cused ex­clu­sively on res­i­dence and cit­i­zen­ship plan­ning and is op­er­at­ing via more than 30 of­fices world­wide.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Azerbaijan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.