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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.
  • 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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  • India has announced that it will start issuing tourist visas to foreign visitors, lifting a travel ban that has been in effect for over a year. International tourists on charter flights will be able to visit Asia’s third-largest country from October 15, 2021. Tourist visas for India will once again be available to foreign nationals

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  • A passport is the key to traveling abroad. However, some passports are considered to be “stronger” than others. The world’s most powerful passports are those that offer the greatest travel freedom. The strongest passports are those that allow the holder to enter the most countries easily, without extra entry requirements, such as visas. There are

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  • The United States of America has announced that Croatia will be the latest country to be added to its Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Croatian nationals will now be able to visit the US without a visa for tourism or business. Croatia is the 40th country to be added to the US VWP list. It joins

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  • 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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