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  • The UK government is reportedly planning to remove testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers entering, or re-entering, from overseas. UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is said to be in favor of lifting the mandatory COVID pre-departure test. A source close to him said: “We are looking at removing all COVID tests for vaccinated travelers by

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  • Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has introduced a new e-visa for tourists arriving by cruise ship. The new travel document will allow international visitors to easily enter Saudi Arabia by sea, if they are traveling with an organized cruise. On 2 January 2022, the Foreign Ministry made an announcement on its Twitter page

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  • The government of Laos has confirmed that borders will reopen to some foreign tourists from January 2022. There will be special conditions in place for international visitors. Fully vaccinated visitors from specific countries will be allowed to enter during the initial phase. The country will open to tourists from other countries in the following months.

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  • The European Union Digital Covid Certificate will be valid for 9 months (270 days) without a booster, starting 1 February 2022. EU residents and citizens can use the COVID-19 pass for intra-EU travel for 9 months following full vaccination. It will only remain valid after this point with a booster shot. The European Commission confirmed

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  • Western Australia is set to fully reopen its borders on 5 February 2022, after almost 2 years of a complete ban on international travel. The premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, announced this new step at a press conference in Perth on Monday 13 December 2021. This move comes after a successful vaccination program, which

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  • Australia is set to reopen its borders once again to a number of visa holders. This comes as a welcome ease to the country’s strict border ban that barred anyone from entering or leaving Australia — including its own citizens. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced this significant decision on 23 November 2021, calling it

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  • The new South African electronic visa system has been confirmed to launch in March 2022. This new South African travel permit will be available to 15 countries, with the possibility of adding more in the future. This follows an announcement in March 2018 that they would pilot an e-visa scheme, in order to boost tourism

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  • The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) has now removed all countries from its COVID-19 red list. This means that travelers no longer have to quarantine at a hotel on arrival. The UK’s coronavirus travel restrictions uses a system inspired by traffic lights, with other countries assigned to green, amber, and red

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  • The United States of America has lifted travel restrictions for fully vaccinated passengers. Visitors can now enter the US from over 30 countries that were previously banned. Borders reopen on November 8, 2021, allowing unrestricted travel for individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The US has maintained tight coronavirus travel restrictions throughout the

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  • The United States of America is considering adding 4 countries to its Visa Waiver Program (VWP), according to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. If the decision is taken, nationals of these states will be able to visit the USA visa-free. To enter the country without a visa, they will simply have to register with the

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  • Travelers from over 30 countries will be able to enter the United States of America (USA) from November 8, 2021. Visitors from these nations have been prohibited from entering the US for much of the pandemic — many for as long as 21 months. Starting from November 8, passengers who have been fully vaccinated against

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  • Singapore continues to reopen to international travel, with passengers from 8 countries now able to enter the city-state without quarantine. The country opened travel lanes with Brunei and Germany in September. From Tuesday, October 19, 2021, travel is now possible from Canada, the US, and 6 European nations. Tourists from these countries are now able

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