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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.
  • Starting on 8 April 2021, foreign nationals cannot enter Oman. The Sultanate has made the decision to close the borders to visitors due to the recent surge in coronavirus cases. Only Omani citizens and residents of the country will be able to travel to the state during the month of Ramadan. This comes as one

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  • The UK government has announced that it will introduce a ‘traffic light’ system to allow non-essential international travel to safely resume amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A government spokesperson said that the system “will help ensure the UK’s vaccine progress isn’t jeopardized and provide clear guidance for travelers”. The United Kingdom currently designates most foreign

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  • The European Union (EU) has announced that it plans to introduce a document referred to as a “Green Certificate” to allow safe travel between member states during the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU Green Certificate will show information about any coronavirus vaccinations or tests the individual has received. Travelers can then use the certificate as proof

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  • China has become the first country to introduce a vaccination passport for travelers to prove that they are free from coronavirus. It has been hailed by proponents as the first step to reopening international travel and reinvigorating the world’s economy. Since the arrival of vaccinations for COVID-19, there has been a call for a coronavirus

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  • The Pakistani government has announced that it is now necessary to obtain a visa for Pakistan through the online eVisa application system, after it made the decision to abolish traditional visa services at its embassy and consulates worldwide. In an official statement, government representatives confirmed that they had “ decided to stop manual processing of

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  • The International Air Transport Association has developed a new mobile application, the IATA Travel Pass app, in order to provide governments across the globe with accurate data about the COVID-19 health status of arriving passengers and allow for coronavirus travel requirements to be more easily met. This complete guide to the IATA Travel Pass mobile application

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  • International travelers entering Canada by air or by land must now register their travel and contact information with the ArriveCAN app beforehand. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Canada has implemented a number of strict COVID-19 travel restrictions. One of these involved the creation of the ArriveCAN app, which is designed to allow incoming passengers to

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  • Victoria J. Taylor, the US Ambassador in Zagreb, has confirmed that Croatians will soon be granted visa-free travel to the United States after the country met a key condition to join the Visa Waiver Program for the USA. Foreign citizens included in the US Visa Waiver Program are able to travel to the United States

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  • Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has reached an agreement with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to implement a “green passport” to facilitate travel between Greece and Israel for those who have been vaccinated. The Greece/Israel “green passport” deal was signed on February 8th during a visit by Mitsotakis to Jerusalem, with Netanyahu confirming that those with

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  • Bolivia’s new government has announced that it will reintroduce visa requirements for US citizens and nationals of Israel. Both Americans and Israelis have enjoyed visa exemption for Bolivia since 2019, when interim President Jeanine Áñez amended the list of visa-free nationalities. The aim of this was to stimulate tourism and investment in the country. The

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  • A new electronic visa (eVisa) for Mongolia will be introduced later this year, according to a decision made by Parliament in December. This will allow foreign travelers to obtain permission to visit the country online. The move comes as one of a series of amendments to Mongolia’s immigration regulations made during the last parliamentary session

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  • The government of Anguilla has confirmed the launch of a simple online visa application portal to facilitate the process of obtaining travel authorization to travel to the British Overseas Territory in the Carribean. Quincia Gumbs Marie, the Hon. Parliamentary Secretary Tourism for Anguilla said of the e-Visa launch: “This is a significant and welcome development

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