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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.
  • 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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  • As the world slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, some countries are planning to lift the travel restrictions that have been imposed to control the spread of COVID-19 in time for summer. Other countries, meanwhile, will remain closed to foreign visitors. With many people around the world aching for a summer vacation after a difficult

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  • Vietnam is expected to begin issuing E-visas for international visitors again from July 1, 2020 after suspending the digital visa system due to the coronavirus pandemic. The electronic visa or E-visa for Vietnam can be obtained via the internet by completing an online application form. It authorizes the holder to enter the country for tourism

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  • 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”. According to the latest global visa information, this requirement is now compulsory for

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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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