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.

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