- Eswatini in number 129 out of 199 world’s best passports for entrepreneurs in 2021.
- Nomad Capitalist ranks the 199 citizenships in factors including visa free travel, international taxation laws, global perception, dual citizenship and personal freedom.
Mbabane: The 2021 Nomad Capitalist Index (NPI) has ranked Eswatini’s passports in number 129 out of 199 world’s best passports for entrepreneurs in 2021.
The NPI which is provided by an offshore consulting firm, Nomad Capitalist ranks the 199 citizenships in five factors including visa free travel, international taxation laws, global perception, dual citizenship and personal freedom.
The NPI travel score has been updated to reflect the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
Eswatini is well down the list at 129 scoring poorly on taxation, freedom and perception.
Luxembourg secures first place in the rankings maintaining its place at the top of the list for the fourth year in a row. Tied second are Ireland and Sweden, followed by Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Portugal, Singapore, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.
The Nomad Passport Index was designed to educated aspiring global citizens about the true value of the world’s citizenships.
While most indexes – and most people – think of a passport only in terms of travel privileges, we realized that citizens of different countries deal with far different requirements to pay tax, live freely, comply with regulations, and avoid scrutiny when traveling.
In that regard, the number of countries a passport holder may visit does not tell the whole story.
The Nomad Passport Index speaks to those seeking personal freedom and financial prosperity in a changing world by more deeply analysing the true value of each passport.
Nomad Capitalist is a boutique tax and immigration consultancy built for the modern entrepreneur who demands results. It advises six- and seven-fi gure entrepreneurs on issues of legal off shore tax planning, citizenship and lifestyle planning, and international wealth.
The company was founded by perpetual traveller and serial entrepreneur Andrew Henderson in 2012, as a result of his struggles to find a “one stop shop” to assist him in his quest to become a global citizen.
Henderson is the author of the best-selling book Nomad Capitalist; in addition to the firm’s clients, his articles and videos reach six million annual viewers who wish to “go where they’re treated best”.