Henley & Partners, whose primary business is to facilitate cash & investment-based citizenship for those with “troubled” travel documents, have released its latest global Passport Index in cooperation with IATA.
You could argue that the index is mostly useless for the next 12 to 24 months when most of the borders are staying closed, or you need various proofs of vaccination, Covid-19 tests, or extensive quarantines.
You can access Henley & Partners here.
Here’s the most recent index:
Have some cash available?
You can get residence and eventually a citizenship in Austria by investing just 3 million euros, and Malta is a cheaper option with an almost similarly good passport at just 738,000 euros.
Note that these are investments, and you may not lose the money (but there is likely a heft fee from H&P).
It is easy to travel, during regular times, for most citizens from developed countries, but if you happen to live in a developing nation, dealing with visas can be a burdensome task that some cash (investment) can resolve.