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The latest information on worldwide visa policy changes, eVisa launches, eligibility and requirement changes for electronic visas applications as well as global travel information and tourism statistics.
  • The United States of America has announced that it plans to reopen its borders to visitors providing they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All international travelers with a US ESTA or valid visa will be able to enter the States from early November 2021. They will be required to show proof of full vaccination

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  • Australia has announced the introduction of its own COVID-19 vaccine passport system — dubbed the Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD). This marks a major step towards reopening Australia’s borders to international travel. The country has enforced tight coronavirus travel restrictions throughout the pandemic. Until now, few foreigners have been able to enter. The DPD is planned

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  • Canada has reopened its borders to foreign visitors arriving for tourism once again. As of September 7th, 2021, travelers are permitted to enter for non-essential reasons as long as they are fully vaccinated. The reopening comes around 18 months after the country heavily restricted foreign travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the relaxation

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  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reopened tourist visa applications to individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This marks a lifting of some of the country’s more severe coronavirus travel restrictions. While the previous rules still apply to unvaccinated travelers, those who have received a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine may now

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  • The Sultanate of Oman has announced that it plans to lift the current travel ban from September 1, 2021. The country has enforced strict coronavirus travel regulations during the pandemic, including a near-total entry ban for foreign nationals. Starting in September, Oman’s borders will be open to visitors from at least 21 different countries, as

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  • Botswana has launched its new online visa system, enabling foreign visitors to obtain permission to visit the African state via the internet. This replaces the previous system of filling out paperwork and bringing the required documents to an embassy or immigration office. This new Botswana electronic visa (e-Visa) platform makes applying for a travel permit

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  • Canadian Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino has announced that Canada is implementing a COVID-19 vaccine passport for its citizens to facilitate international travel. This makes it the latest in a long line of countries to adopt such a measure, following the launch of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for all 27 member States of the European

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  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has formally nominated Croatia to join the United States Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Mark Fleming, the Chargé d’Affaires for the US embassy in Zagreb, has confirmed the development. “I would like to congratulate Croatia on this important milestone”, Fleming said in a statement. “Entry into the Visa Waiver Program

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  • Canada has announced that visitors from the United States will once again be able to enter the country from August 9, 2021 — if they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Foreign nationals have been prohibited from entering the country for non-essential reasons for around 16 months, as part of Canada’s coronavirus travel restrictions. Now,

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  • The government of Qatar has announced that foreign citizens fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can now enter the country without having to quarantine on arrival. This also applies to accompanying minors under the age of 12. The measures came into effect on July 12th, 2021. In order to avoid the need to quarantine for 10 days

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to allow flights from Russia to Egypt’s Red Sea resorts to resume for the first time in more than 6 years. Putin implemented a ban on flights to Egypt following a serious aircraft incident in 2015 at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport. However, he later decided to relax

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  • Egypt has expanded the list of nationalities who can obtain a visa online. This is part of a push to revitalize the tourism industry in the country by making it easier for more people to get authorization to visit. Egypt’s electronic visa (e-Visa) was previously available to citizens of 46 different countries around the world.

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