Investment Migration Programs

Health Risk Assessment


Based on data collected until 16 February 2021


In response to the unprecedented and rising global demand among affluent investors for residence- and citizenship-by-investment (RCBI) programs as a means to overcome the limitations and risks of being restricted to a single residence, Deep Knowledge Analytics (DKA) and Henley & Partners are pleased to present the Investment Migration Programs Health Risk Assessment.


This collaborative effort between DKA, a DeepTech focused agency that produces advanced analytics using sophisticated technology to deliver insightful market intelligence and pragmatic forecasting, and Henley & Partners, the global leader in residence and citizenship planning, draws on three sets of data: DKA’s Covid-19 Regional Safety Assessment and Henley & Partners’ Global Residence Program Index (GRPI) and Global Citizenship Program Index (GCPI), which are published in Investment Migration Programs 2021.


In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, DKA’s original Covid-19 Risk and Safety Assessment study was designed to classify, analyze, and rank the economic, social, and health stability achieved by 250 countries as well as the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats or risks that they present in the battle against the global health and economic crisis triggered by Covid-19. Henley & Partners’ Investment Migration Programs 2021 provides a systematic analysis and benchmarking of the most notable RCBI programs, which are ranked in the GRPI and GCPI.


By extracting the data for the 31 countries that host RCBI programs from DKA’s Covid-19 Risk and Safety Assessment and considering it alongside the results of the GRPI and the GCPI, the Investment Migration Programs Health Risk Assessment presents a detailed analysis of the countries that host investment migration programs as well as the regions in which they are concentrated, providing a fascinating view of each one through the lens of how robustly it has performed during the global pandemic and the likelihood of it being an oasis of longevity in future.


Accompanied by insightful expert commentaries that cover pertinent global and regional aspects, DKA and Henley & Partners are delighted to share this invaluable resource, which we believe will be of great interest to all those seeking longevity for their families and considering investment migration as an option for accessing new opportunities, be they private clients and their advisors, industry professionals, or policy makers wishing to manage investment migration programs in order to achieve fiscal autonomy and economic growth.




Countries and Regions


Data Points

COVID-19 Regional Safety Assessment: 31 Countries

Select Regional Overview

Rankings of RCBI Countries According to

Healthcare Management and Risk Readiness Parameters 

RCBI countries ranked by 

government efficiency at

risk management

According to this chart Canada, Austria, and Australia have the highest scores for government efficiency. The reason for this is strong national strategies for defense as well as their emergency response mechanisms, in particular those for mitigating the consequences of COVID19. Political stability, the efficiency of government structures, and a low level of corruption also create good conditions for effective risk management.

RCBI countries ranked by emergency preparedness

The energy sector dominates in the UAE and consists of various assets - electricity, oil and natural gas, which are geographically dispersed and connected by systems and networks. The protection of these systems and assets and within the energy sector especially, the safeguarding of oil and gas infrastructure from any and all internal and external threats is a top priority in the UAE. For this reason, UAE has national plans for responding to emergencies, including tectonic activity, climate change, nuclear energy, terrorism and war, etc.

RCBI countries ranked by monitoring and detection

The distinguishing characteristic of the UAE, Canada, St.Kitts and Nevis, New Zealand, and Hong Kong, which score highest in monitoring and detection, is an active development of AI and Machine learning healthcare initiatives and solutions, in particular, those that are related to COVID-19. The governments of those countries also have Government Surveillance  Technologies developed for monitoring.

RCBI countries ranked by quarantine efficiency

During the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand implemented graduated, risk-informed national COVID-19 suppression measures aimed at disease elimination. New Zealand moved from a response guided by national influenza pandemic planning which favored a COVID-19-tailored approach focusing on suppression (stopping SARS-CoV-2 community spread) over mitigation (slowing down transmission). Thus, New Zealand's response resulted in a low relative burden of disease, low levels of population disease disparities, and the initial achievement of COVID-19 elimination.

RCBI countries ranked by healthcare readiness

Throughout the pandemic and its consequences, countries have had to invest a lot in their healthcare systems. In particular, the countries that can be seen at the forefront are funding the mobilization of new health resources. The level of progress in health care is quite high, and there is evidence of recent advances and optimization of health care in those regions.

RCBI countries ranked by country vulnerability

The situation with Covid-19 in small countries is complex and diverse. Not all of them face the same problems, and there are both advantages and disadvantages in terms of their virus exposure and ability to respond. In addition, due to the increasing ease and accessibility of air transport and human mobility, the transmission of communicable diseases transmitted by air, food, and by other vector-borne infections is becoming an important public health issue. Thus, Monaco and Cyprus fall into the category of vulnerabilities due to their "tourism connectivity", as both tourism and business continue to dominate the transmission of the virus.

Healthcare Management

Longevity Assessments

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Covid-19-driven volatility has seen a spike in entrepreneurs building diversified domicile portfolios through residence- and citizenship-by-investment (RCBI) to overcome the limitations and risks of being restricted to a single residence. The more jurisdictions a family can access, the more diversified its assets and opportunities and the lower its exposure to country-specific risk and global instability will be.

By extending their wealth planning and legacy management strategies to include investment migration, investors are catalyzing the transition to new lives in countries of their choice that offer a better quality of life, where they feel more comfortable and secure, and where they envisage a future that is better aligned with their aspirations now and for generations to come.

Overlaying DKA’s Covid-19 Regional Safety Assessment with Henley & Partners’ GRPI and GCPI scores provides deep insight into RCBI countries in terms of how well they have managed the current pandemic. 

We believe the results will prove to be invaluable to those interested in acquiring alternative residence or citizenship, enabling them to hone in on what is most important to their families and compare particular aspects of each country they are considering. Our analysis will also help potential investors to manage their own exposure to risk by providing a detailed understanding of each country’s capacity to cope with emergencies.

Before Covid-19, investors chose where to reside based on factors such as quality of life, education options, and travel freedom. Now the biggest drawcards include safety and security, access to first-class healthcare, reliable infrastructure, risk management, and most importantly — better prospects for their families. Our Investment Migration Programs Health and Risk Assessment is the perfect tool, designed to ensure that you make the right decision.

About Us

Henley & Partners is the global leader in residence and citizenship planning. Each year, hundreds of wealthy individuals and their advisors rely on our expertise and experience in this area. Our highly qualified professionals work together as one team in over 30 offices worldwide.

The concept of residence and citizenship planning was created by Henley & Partners in the 1990s. As globalization has expanded, residence and citizenship have become topics of significant interest among the increasing number of internationally mobile entrepreneurs and investors whom we proudly serve every day.

Trusted by governments, the firm also runs a leading government advisory practice that has raised more than USD 8 billion in foreign direct investment. We have been involved in strategic consulting and the design, set-up, and operation of the world’s most successful residence and citizenship programs.

Deep Knowledge Analytics is a DeepTech focused agency producing advanced analytics on DeepTech and frontier-technology industries using sophisticated multi-dimensional frameworks and algorithmic methods that combine hundreds of specially-designed and specifically-weighted metrics and parameters to deliver insightful market intelligence, pragmatic forecasting and tangible industry benchmarking.


It is an analytical subsidiary of Deep Knowledge Group, an international consortium of commercial and non-profit organizations focused on the synergetic convergence of DeepTech and Frontier Technologies (AI, Longevity, MedTech, FinTech, GovTech), applying progressive data-driven Invest-Tech solutions with a long-term strategic focus on AI in Healthcare, Longevity and Precision Health, and aiming to achieve positive impact through the support of progressive technologies for the benefit of humanity via scientific research, investment, entrepreneurship, analytics and philanthropy.