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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 Government of Ghana has announced that it has begun the selection process for a partner firm with which to launch the E-visa for Ghana in 2021. The reform of the Ghana visa policy is being implemented as part of the $40-million Ghana Tourism Development Project (GTDP), funded by the World Bank, which aims to

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  • Israel has announced that it has approved plans to introduce a new electronic visa (eVisa). An online platform for making visa applications will be developed to receive advance passenger information and process travel authorization requests for foreign visitors to the country. The Israel eVisa will provide an easier and more convenient method of gaining permission

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  • Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed an agreement for closer cooperation and investment between the 2 nations, including a visa exemption deal for citizens of both countries. This will allow visa-free travel for Israeli citizens traveling to the UAE and for Emirati nationals visiting Israel. The Israel-UAE deal comes into effect as

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  • The government of Indonesia has announced that an online Indonesian visa will soon launch for citizens of a select number of countries, in order to simplify the visa application process and make it more efficient for travelers. Another motive for the implementation of the new online system is to reduce the face-to-face contact currently required

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  • South Sudan has launched a new electronic visa (eVisa) system as part of its upgrades to public services. South Sudanese authorities have introduced a number of online “e-Government Services”, hoping to balance the country’s economic needs with the health requirements under the COVID-19 pandemic. These new digital systems aim to simplify administrative procedures by moving

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  • The Bahamas have launched a Travel Health Card as one of their measures to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This electronic certificate must be completed online by all international travelers arriving in the island country. The Travel Health Card for the Bahamas is not the only regulation in place for visitors to the Caribbean

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  • Before booking a holiday on a cruise liner, travelers should first check the mandatory cruise travel documents they will be required to present at the pier upon boarding the ship. Travel documentation for a cruise holiday will vary depending on the port of departure and destination. In some cases, it will only be necessary to

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  • Working from home has become more and more common during the coronavirus pandemic. Offices around the world have closed and governments have advised people to social distance and avoid going out if possible. Now, a number of countries around the world are offering people who are working remotely the chance to do their job from

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  • Japan and Singapore have come to an agreement to start relaxing the current travel restrictions between the 2 countries, starting in September. Like many states around the world, both Japan and Singapore tightened their borders in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At present, travelers arriving from over 100 different countries, including Singapore, are

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  • Indonesia has introduced a new online process that allows foreign nationals who are currently in the country to extend their stay. This move allows residents from other parts of the world and temporary visitors who are unable to leave due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to gain an Indonesia visa extension without first leaving the

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  • The government of Mozambique has announced the upcoming launch of an electronic visa pilot scheme for the country, to be implemented after the COVID-19 pandemic has been brought under control. A Memorandum of Understanding defining the principles to be used in the development of the eVisa for Mozambique was presented at the Headquarters of the

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  • As international travel begins to resume once again following coronavirus pandemic restrictions, many countries around the world continue to seek to contain the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining safety protocols for arriving foreign nationals. A number of destinations worldwide now require travelers to either have a negative COVID-19 test certificate or undergo a health care

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