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The Best for Business Travelers

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The Best for Business Travelers

Leave it to the Swiss to elevate the utilitarian to a fetish object. The Geneva artist Roger Pfund redesigned the passport in 2003 as part of Switzerland’s official rebranding. Pfund created a restrained cover in the national colors of red and white, embossed with Swiss crosses. Its pages explode with intricate rainbow-colored decorations that quietly contain security features like UV-reactive drawings. To comply with European agreements, documents issued since 2010 have biometric chips embedded with fingerprint and photo information. There are also perks to being a Swiss passport holder: The Swiss tie with Danish and Finnish citizens for having access to the most countries in the world without needing a visa, according to the Henley Visa Restrictions Index. It’s also the ticket to living in a tax haven.