Fun Passport Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

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A passport is your most important document and a loyal companion in case you like to travel because it allows you to visit all your dream destinations. This is why you should probably learn more about it and its interesting history. Here are a few fun passport facts you probably didn’t know.

Most Of Them Are Red

There are only four passport colors in the entire world—red, blue, black, or green—and there’s usually a meaning behind this cover color. Red is the most common passport color and it’s mostly chosen by countries in the EU or interested in joining the EU.

Singapore and Japan Have the Most Powerful Passport

The citizens of Japan and Singapore have the most powerful passport in the world according to Henley Passport Index. This means that they have visa-free access to the largest number of countries, 192 to be exact.

Smiling Was Banned In 2004

As you may already know, smiling in passport photos has been strictly forbidden ever since it was banned in the United Kingdom in 2004. The reason why this happened is that the facial recognition software is likely to have a problem recognizing our faces if we’re smiling.