Oman issues new banknote denominations

The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) is releasing new banknote denominations • 20 Rials • 10 Rials • 5 Rials • 1 Rial • ½ Rial • 100 Baisa This edition...

World’s most travel-friendly passports

Once again, Asia leads the way in the Henley Passport Index’s guide to the world’s most powerful passports. Japan and Singapore have held onto their...
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China bans foreigners with visas, residence permits

China has banned foreigners with valid visas and residence permits from entering the country in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus....

Does money make you ill?

Let’s face it: money is dirty. As banknotes are passed from hand to hand, people are exchanging not only a form of payment, but...

Biometric Exit at Luis Munoz Marin Airport

Last month, we reported that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had begun using a program called Simplified Arrival at two of the busiest US-Mexico...

Keesing Documentchecker

Checking the world’s ID documents and banknotes

The Thickest Passports in History

A regular passport nowadays usually has 32 pages. ICAO defines this standard (recommendations), and so is the standardized passport size of 125mm x 88mm...