Thursday, February 16, 2012
Tourism & Technology Thursday - Purchasing Passports
This week Reuters delivered a special report on how the island of St. Kitts and Nevis are selling citizenship to their nation for a $250,000 donation to the Sugar Industry Diversification Fund or by purchasing approved real estate worth at least $400,000. This means, that they could travel to more than 100 countries on one of their passports without obtaining a visa. In this age of security, this presents a serious issue. One could see how someone with means could use this as a 'get out of jail' free card. This is a practice that needs to be examined by those countries with visa waiver agreements with the island nation.