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The annual travel ranking by Passportindex.org puts Germany at the top of the international ranking, measured in terms of how many countries allow travellers to visit without the need for a prearranged visa.
Behind German passports, which allow a total of 158 countries to be visited without a visa on departure, are Swedish and Singaporean passports. The other top ten are Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, Norway, and in tenth place, the UK.
Out of a total of 199 countries, Afghanistan has the least popular passport, followed by other trouble spots: Pakistan, Iraq and Syria. The USA is in 11th place and Monaco ranks 41, allowing no advance visa travel to 143 countries, behind a slew of eastern and central European nations.
All travellers entering France from Europe by air or sea will have to present a negative PCR test from Sunday 24th January.
People travelling to Switzerland from Monaco and the French Riviera will have to self-quarantine for 10 days, under new restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Nice airport has been awarded the ACI Health Accreditation, an international validation of the health measures implemented over the past months including the creation of a Covid testing centre.
Nice airport’s traffic fell an astounding 68.4% in 2020. Though alarming, the slow year did allow authorities to rebuild and renovate, getting a jump on creating “the airport of tomorrow”.