Why do Muslim countries prefer green color

Passports are often dark in color

When you stand in front of a passport control at the airport, you see people around you holding their passports in their hands. It is noticeable that these have different colors. But even though there are hundreds of countries in the world, the passports are often similar, dark hues like red, green, black and purple. The Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) knows why: The member states of the European Union (EU) agreed on a color in 1981, namely Bordeaux violet. With the same color within the EU one wanted to show that the countries are a community. Croatia is an exception. Its citizens have a dark blue passport.

Great freedom of travel

Unlike in the EU, other countries can choose the color of their passport themselves. Experts say that they often choose the shade based on their culture and religion. For example, Islamic countries would prefer the color green. The Prophet Mohammed is said to have preferred to wear green robes. Another reason for the many dark colors is that the documents are less sensitive to dirt. Also, dark colors look more important and official. Similar to policemen who wear a dark uniform. Incidentally, an investigation has shown that the German passport gives you the greatest freedom when traveling. Germans can enter 177 out of 218 countries without having to apply for a permit beforehand.