This is the world's rarest passport - only about 500 people have one

2019-04-09 06:30
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Wish you were in possession of the world's most exclusive passport? So do we.

Countries like Japan and Singapore have some of the world's most powerful passport - boasting visa-free travel to 189 or more destinations worldwide. 

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Yet according to Travel and Leisure, The Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a Catholic order whose sovereignty was recognised by Pope Paschal in 1113, is in possession of the world's most VIP travel document.

But what does the Order actually do? The Order of Malta is active in 120 countries and gives medical, social and humanitarian assistance. Day-to-day, its broad spectrum of social projects provides a constant support for forgotten or excluded members of society.

Only 500 of these rare passports are currently in circulation. Those who have one are able to visit 106 states visa-free because of diplomatic relations.

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And if it wasn't cool enough already, it even has bio-metric features. Yes!

This is what it looks like...

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However, there are some big players who don't recognise these passports, namely New Zealand, the US and UK.  

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