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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.
  • A new electronic visa system for Ghana is due to be launched next year in order to facilitate the visa application process, the Vice President of the West African nation has revealed. The announcement was made by during the first Regional Congress on Women Empowerment in the Tourism sector in Ghana. Bawumia said that the

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  • The global Quality of Nationality Index (QNI) has ranked the French nationality the best in the world for the eighth year running, according to the latest data. The index ranks nationalities via a strict set of criteria which marks nationalities as ‘better’ than others in terms of the quality of legal status through which citizens’

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  • Tourism Australia has launched its bi-yearly ‘Virtual Travel Fair’, an online travel sale offering attractive deals for Indian travelers, in a move to encourage further tourist travel to the country from India. Seven major airlines have agreed to collaborate on the initiative, including Air India, Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan

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  • The Justice Ministry of South Korea has announced a revised visa policy that will allow foreign workers to obtain an electronic visa through a simplified online application. The new policy came into effect on November 18th and is primarily aimed towards foreign workers who wish to work in the parts, materials, and equipment industries in

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  • The government of Saudi Arabia has announced the prices and rules for applying for a visa for Umrah pilgrimage for the 2019-2020 season. Additionally, applications for an Umrah visa for the coming year are now open. Umrah is an Islamic religious pilgrimage to Mecca and can be completed at any time of the year. This

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  • New Myanmar tourism statistics show that leisure travel to the country is on the rise, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has confirmed. The new data shows that more than 1.3 million tourists visited the Southeast Asian country, formerly known as Burma, between January to September of this year. The numbers mark a significant increase

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  • Russia is implementing a new electronic visa for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, government officials have confirmed. The new eVisa for Russia’s capital and the surrounding region will be launched from October 1st and will permit travel to Leningrad Oblast for tourism, business, or humanitarian reasons. The introduction of the Russia online visa for

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  • Kenya and South Sudan have recently reached an agreement for free visa travel for citizens of the neighboring countries, an official from South Sudan has confirmed. Mawien Mako, an Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that a deal was reached in early September and that visa fees will be lifted from October. The

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  • The Interior Minister of Estonia, Mart Helme, has proposed abolishing the visa-free entry to Estonia for Ukranian citizens. Helme, who is also Chairman of the Ukrainian anti-immigration Conservative People’s Party, is planning on presenting a legislative initiative to the Estonian Parliament in the autumn to find out whether the visa-free entry for Ukrainian passport holders

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