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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.
  • Spain is planning to request the removal of the current 90-day limit on tourist stays for British citizens, Spanish Tourism Secretary Fernando Valdés has confirmed. Now that the United Kingdom has exited the European Union following the Brexit split, British passport holders can only stay in the Schengen Area, including Spain, for 90 days within

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  • Thailand has extended its online visa service to include a total of 23 countries. Nationals of these sovereign states can apply online to get a tourist visa for Thailand. The recent update has added 9 diplomatic missions (embassies and consulates) to the list of those that process visa applications made online. The Thailand electronic visa

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  • Qatar has now removed all coronavirus-related entry restrictions. With the 2022 FIFA World Cup fast approaching, the Middle-Eastern state has fully reopened travel after more than 2 years of anti-COVID-19 measures. On November 1, 2022, Qatar’s Health Ministry lifted its remaining travel restrictions in preparation for the upcoming soccer tournament. The final COVID-19 travel regulations

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  • China has announced a new electronic visa (e-Visa) for residents of the Chinese mainland to visit the autonomous city of Macau. This online Macau visa became available from November 1, 2022. China’s strict COVID-19 travel restrictions have been in force for over 2 years, restricting travel between the mainland and the Macau Special Administrative Region

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  • The South Korea online visa waiver, or K-ETA, will be made available to citizens of 8 countries for the first time from November 1, 2022. This will mark the first time that visitors from these 8 nations have qualified for visa exemption for South Korea since travel restrictions were introduced during the pandemic. The newly

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  • The US Department of State has announced the temporary reopening of the online portal for renewing American passports for a third pilot scheme since the electronic system was rolled out. “We are temporarily opening our online renewal service to new customers beginning October 11,” according to the State Department website. “Thank you for volunteering and

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  • Gustavo Petro, the president of Colombia, has revealed that Colombian citizens will be able to travel to the UK visa-free for tourism for the first time. These new changes to the United Kingdom visa policy will come into effect on November 9, 2022. “I thank the United Kingdom for its decision to eliminate the tourism

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  • The United States government has announced that the US ESTA is now mandatory for citizens of all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries entering the United States by land. This new policy will be introduced on October 1st, 2022. Visa-exempt travelers are still able to enter the US by land without a visa, but they will

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  • Canada has now removed all of its travel restrictions related to the pandemic. The country is now completely open to all visitors for the first time in more than 2 years. From the start of October 2022, all Canadian federal rules regarding COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and quarantine are no longer in effect. Passengers traveling to

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  • The Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, has announced that Japan is fully reopening to international tourists from October 11 and is reinstating visa-free travel for countries in the Japanese visa waiver program From this date, it will no longer be necessary for those traveling for tourism to be traveling as part of a guided

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  • Residents of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries can now apply for a Saudi Arabia visa online, following the announcement from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The Saudi Arabia eVisa, or electronic visa, can be obtained by filling in a short online form. GCC residents can now use the digital platform to get a visa to

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  • With the rise of remote workers, the possibility of working while travelling abroad has become a reality. Many countries have now introduced special digital nomad visas to cater to these visitors. The idea of a visa for digital nomads has become popular due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since 2020, many more countries have launched their

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