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Opinion

Passport stigma traps poor country citizens at home

Developing world travelers face hurdles that rich nation never have to face

| India
A police officer checks an Indian passport during a border check at the German-Austrian border in June 2018: a holder of a poor country passport invariably faces hurdles when trying to travel.   © dpa/AP

Rupa Subramanya is a researcher and commentator. She is a distinguished fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the co-author of "Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India."

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