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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.
  • International travelers visiting Egypt will be able to stay in the country for a maximum of 5 years when traveling with an eVisa, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has announced. The North African country introduced an electronic visa system at the end of 2017, which currently enables nationals of 46 different countries to apply online

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  • Naw Pan Thinzar Myo, the Yangon Region government ethnic Karen Affairs Minister, has announced that Chinese arrivals to Myanmar have fallen by around 30% since the government introduced travel restrictions from China. The government of Myanmar banned many flights from China to Yangon International Airport, the main entry point for foreign visitors to the country,

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  • Saudi Arabia has launched a new multiple-entry visit visa that will be valid for one year and can be obtained on arrival in the country. It will be available to all travelers who have a valid UK, US, or Schengen visa stamped on their passports, including citizens of India and Pakistan. This marks the first

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  • Turkey is set to open its doors to citizens of 6 more European countries, allowing them to visit without a visa. Nationals of many European countries can already enter Turkey without a visa for up to 90 days within any 180-day period. In a bid to strengthen diplomatic relations with European nations and increase tourism,

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  • Nowadays, there are various different types of visas available for many countries. While traditional consular visas can be obtained from embassies, different sovereign states may offer eVisas, visas on arrival, electronic travel authorizations, or a selection of the above. While not everyone is eligible for every type of visa, some travelers may have a choice

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  • Online visas are becoming more and more popular as travelers embrace the digital age. The world market for electronic visas (eVisas), electronic travel authorizations (eTAs), and e-passports is predicted to grow at a rate of 8.2% over the next 5 years. Thanks to the internet, worldwide visa information is available online. It is easier than

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  • The government of Algeria has announced plans to introduce a new electronic visa to expedite the process of obtaining travel authorization for the country. Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad announced the new visa policy in front of the National People’s Assembly on February 12th, 2020, stressing his hope that an e-visa for Algeria would help to

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  • Four of Europe’s microstates will not be on the list of countries whose citizens have to register with the Schengen Area’s new ETIAS travel authorization system to visit the majority of European countries. Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City currently enjoy freedom of movement around the Schengen Area—an open border region of

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  • US President Donald Trump has issued a new ban for travelers arriving in the United States from China, as a preventative measure against the ongoing coronavirus outbreak which originated in the Chinese province of Hubei. The President announced that, as of the 2nd of February 2020, entry to the US has temporarily been suspended for

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  • A senior official in the Russian government has confirmed that a Russian electronic visa for 53 nationalities will launch next year, greatly simplifying the process of applying for a visa for the country. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Ivanov announced that the new electronic visa system will come into effect on January 1st, 2021, and

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  • According to a study conducted by Tourism Malaysia, one of the country’s biggest draws for tourists is its rich culture and diversity. Historical walking tours, cultural events, and traditional arts and performances are among the activities that attract visitors to the country. Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik, Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture said:

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  • Starting in 2021, visitors from many countries who can currently enter the European Schengen Area without a visa will have to register with a new electronic visa waiver system called ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System). There are various benefits of ETIAS, not least that it improves security for the Schengen countries, their citizens

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