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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.
  • Social media information is now a mandatory requirement for ESTA and visa applications for the USA. This latest change in visa policy is part of US President Donald Trump’s plan to set a “uniform baseline for screening and vetting standards and procedures”. In the past, only travelers who were deemed to need additional screening, such

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  • The coronavirus pandemic of 2019-2020 has had an immense impact on the entire world and may have changed the future of traveling forever. Many countries currently have entry restrictions in place and there is a new focus on health screenings and tests for individuals making their way from state to state. Traveling is discouraged by

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  • Indian diplomatic missions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have opened a new e-registration service to allow nationals of India to return to their home country for a number of reasons during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The online service enables Indian citizens in the UAE to register their data in order to gain authorization

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  • The coronavirus pandemic has led to a large number of travel restrictions. Closed borders, canceled flights, and suspended visas have greatly limited global movement. Many people have been stranded in a foreign country, unable to return home. Individuals in this situation may be worried about what happens when their visa expires. Many governments have put

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  • The last decade has seen the greatest degree of freedom of global movement in history. Since 2006, the average number of countries that a person can visit without applying for a visa in advance has nearly doubled. However, the coronavirus pandemic has led to mass cancellations of passenger flights, temporary visa suspensions, lockdowns, and closed

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  • Businesses that operate in multiple countries and those that have relationships with companies based abroad frequently need to arrange international trips for their representatives. These can range from regular visits to a one-off journey to close an important deal. It is essential to have the correct travel authorization to make business travel as smooth as

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  • India has suspended visas for most foreign nationals traveling to the country due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). However, for overseas visitors already in the country, it is possible to extend an existing visa until April 15. With COVID-19 having spread to many countries around the world, India announced that all visas would

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  • As a preventative measure against the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Australian government has implemented temporary travel restrictions, including an entry ban for all foreign nationals. On March 20th, 2020, the government announced that only Australian citizens, residents, and immediate family members can travel to Australia until further notice. A compulsory 14-day quarantine in the

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  • Europe’s Schengen Area—a group of 26 countries that have been in an open-borders agreement for a quarter of a century—has marked its 25th anniversary with border checks reinstated and movement restricted due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The Schengen Area has closed its external borders to travelers from third countries. Only nationals and official residents

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) could cause 50 million jobs to be lost worldwide, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The pandemic currently sweeping the globe has led many countries to introduce travel restrictions and deterred millions of people from traveling. The travel industry has been hit hard by this and will continue to suffer

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