Malta’s Passport Ranks Fifth Globally and What This Means For You

12 February 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of international mobility, Malta has once again proven its prowess, with the Maltese passport securing its highest-ever ranking, claiming the fifth most powerful passport globally in the 2024 Henley Passport Index. This remarkable ascent from last year’s eighth position is a testament to Malta’s commitment to providing unparalleled opportunities for global citizens. 

The Henley Passport Index, a definitive measure of passport strength, evaluates passports based on the number of destinations their holders can access without requiring a visa in advance. In Malta’s case, passport holders can seamlessly explore 190 countries, showcasing the passport’s influence on the global stage. 

Ranked jointly with Greece and Switzerland, Malta’s passport has surpassed those of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States, solidifying its place among the elite. Topping the list are France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and Spain, with Finland, South Korea, and Sweden closely following in second place. 

This achievement is not just a recent feat for Malta; it is the culmination of a consistent upward trajectory. Since 2011, Malta’s passport has steadily climbed the ranks, marking a journey of resilience and strength. 

The power of Malta’s passport is not merely confined to its ranking but extends to the opportunities it opens for global citizens through the Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment Programme (ESDI) which allows individuals to attain Maltese citizenship by making a substantial contribution to the country through direct investment. 

At AE Business Advisors, we understand the significance of global mobility and the impact it has on individuals and businesses. Malta’s rise in the Henley Passport Index aligns with our commitment to providing strategic advice and solutions for international businesses and investors seeking to navigate the ever-expanding global marketplace. 

How we can help

At AE Business Advisors, we take pride in our role as a Residency Practice Line, holding accreditation as a licensed agent with the esteemed Community Malta Agency. This accreditation places us at the forefront, ready to provide unparalleled assistance with a wide spectrum of comprehensive immigration services. 

Employing a unique 360° approach, we go beyond conventional services, offering an expansive range that includes Corporate Services, Tax Advisory, Investment Migration Consultancy, and more. This comprehensive approach ensures that our clients not only meet their immediate immigration goals but also thrive in the broader spectrum of their endeavors. 

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