Four of Europe’s microstates will not be on the list of countries whose citizens have to register with the Schengen Area’s new ETIAS travel authorization system to visit the majority of European countries. Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City currently enjoy freedom of movement around the Schengen Area—an open border region of
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US President Donald Trump has issued a new ban for travelers arriving in the United States from China, as a preventative measure against the ongoing coronavirus outbreak which originated in the Chinese province of Hubei. The President announced that, as of the 2nd of February 2020, entry to the US has temporarily been suspended for
A senior official in the Russian government has confirmed that a Russian electronic visa for 53 nationalities will launch next year, greatly simplifying the process of applying for a visa for the country. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Ivanov announced that the new electronic visa system will come into effect on January 1st, 2021, and
According to a study conducted by Tourism Malaysia, one of the country’s biggest draws for tourists is its rich culture and diversity. Historical walking tours, cultural events, and traditional arts and performances are among the activities that attract visitors to the country. Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik, Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture said:
Starting in 2021, visitors from many countries who can currently enter the European Schengen Area without a visa will have to register with a new electronic visa waiver system called ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System). There are various benefits of ETIAS, not least that it improves security for the Schengen countries, their citizens
The South African tourism department has announced the launch of an electronic visa application in Mandarin for Chinese citizens in a bid to boost the number of tourist arrivals in South Africa from China. The South Africa eVisa for Chinese citizens is due to be launched as a pilot scheme in March 2020, to make