Passports are a person’s identity. They are the most important document while travelling abroad. This powerful piece of paper can pull you out of any problem in a foreign land.
The most powerful passport in the world is the German passport which lets its citizens travel visa free to 176 countries out of 218. However, there is one passport which is so exclusive that it has been issued to only three people in the world.
The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is granted to the three highest ranking officers in the Catholic Order. The chosen trio are the grand master, deputy grand master, and chancellor of the Order.
Although, the red-colored passport is exclusive, countries such as USA, UK, New Zealand, etc. do not recognize it.
SMOM is a charitable organization which offers medical aid across the globe and has no territory of its own. However, it has diplomatic relations with over 100 countries. There are 13,500 knights, dames and chaplains in the Order, along with 80,000 volunteers and 25,000 medical employees.
The Order was officially recognized by Pope Paschal in 1113 AD and is one of the oldest institutions of the Catholic world.