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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 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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  • The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus has now been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), and countries all around the world have begun implementing measures to help contain the spread of the virus. Depending on the country, the preventative measures against COVID-19 include travel restrictions, border closures, and the suspension of flights

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  • At the end of December 2020, the United Kingdom will have completed its transition period and will have fully left the European Union (EU). This means that starting in 2021, UK citizens will no longer enjoy EU privileges when traveling to European countries. British nationals will find that the experience of traveling to EU and

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  • The government of Botswana has announced the development of an eVisa system for the country, to be integrated by Isreal-based firm Pangea IT.  Pangea specializes in the digital transformation of government and business services and has already undertaken several projects in Botswana in the last few years, including installing the current digital birth and death

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  • Although many countries around the world continue to discourage nonessential travel due to restrictions related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a number of international destinations are now open to tourists. Popular tourist destinations such as Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, and Spain already lifted travel restrictions for tourism during the month of June, and a number of

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  • The European Union (EU) has started to reopen its external borders to travelers from outside the bloc for the first time since March. From July 1, international travel will resume to certain third countries. Visitors from these 15 states will be able to visit Europe this summer. The decision was made after a vote by

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  • Egypt has announced that it plans to restart international tourism by opening its borders to holidaymakers going to the country’s seaside resorts. The North African country has been locked down with international travel restricted since March due to the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). This first step towards reopening Egypt to foreign visitors is scheduled

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  • Saudi Arabia has lifted the 24-hour curfew on its citizens and residents for the first time since March. This is the first step the country has taken in the de-escalation of the measures put in place to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Authorities in the country have announced that all economic and commercial activities

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  • Various countries are reopening their borders this summer after months of travel bans and lockdowns due to coronavirus. The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the headlines for much of 2020. Many countries around the world imposed border restrictions or even prohibited travel altogether. Governments in many regions imposed lockdowns, instructing people to remain in their homes

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  • The Australian Department of Home Affairs has announced the launch of a new Enterprise Biometric Identification Services (EBIS) system in conjunction with the Unisys Corporation, an American global information company, and IDEMIA, a French security company specializing in augmented identity. The EBIS system for Australia will employ Unisys Stealth(identity)™ multi-factor identity management and authentication measures,

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  • Sri Lanka plans to reopen its shores to foreign visitors in August after several months of an international travel ban due to the coronavirus pandemic. Airports in Sri Lanka have been closed and visas and electronic travel authorizations (ETAs) have been suspended since April as the country, like many others, has closed itself off from

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