Photo: indica/Twitter

This Map Shows How Weak US Passports Are Right Now

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by Eben Diskin Jul 13, 2020

While once the proud owners of one of the world’s most powerful passports, United States citizens now find themselves in the unenviable position of living in the coronavirus epicenter, and very few countries are welcoming them with open arms.

Since the US has the highest rate of COVID-19 infections in the world, other countries — even those heavily reliant on tourism — are closing their borders to Americans until the pandemic passes, and there’s no end in sight.

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Visa-free travel for US passport holders before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: indica/Twitter)

This map, created and shared by @indica on Twitter and based on this New York Times article, is a stark visualization of just how far down the US has fallen. It shows which countries US passport holders used to be allowed to visit and which ones they’re allowed to visit right now.

As of right now, there are only 28 countries accepting US tourists, some of which require a two-week quarantine upon arrival. The majority of Caribbean islands are reopening to US tourists by the end of summer, along with some European nations like Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine, Kosovo, and North Macedonia, and a small number of other countries.

This map is likely to change over the coming weeks and months, but don’t expect the world to turn completely green until the US’ numbers are much lower or a vaccine is made publicly available.

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