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Spain Extends Ban On Unvaccinated British Tourists

The Spanish government has again extended temporary restrictions for non-essential travel from most third countries, but this time only for two weeks. Non-EU travellers who reside outside of the EU and haven’t been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or recently recovered from the illness cannot go on holiday to Spain until at least 15 May 2022.…
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EU Commission Proposes Short-Stay Visa Exemption For Citizens of Kuwait and Qatar

The European Union Commission has proposed the abolishment of visa requirements for Qatar and Kuwait nationals, pointing out that these countries have already met the necessary criteria. According to a press release issued by the authority, the proposal follows a detailed assessment of irregular migration, public policy and security, economic benefits, and the Union’s relations…
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Canada Eases Covid-Related Travel Restrictions

Canada has relaxed its travel restrictions since 25 April 2022. The two most important changes apply to vaccinated adults and unvaccinated children.  Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to make a quarantine plan in the event they test positive while in Canada. And, children under 11 can skip the pre-arrival Covid test as long…
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When will the US End Pre-Departure Testing Rule

People travelling to the United States are still required to present evidence of a negative Covid test. Many other countries have now scrapped testing requirements, including the UK and key European destinations. There are hopes the US could soon follow suit. US airlines have hinted that the rules could ease in a matter of weeks.…
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UK Tourists To Portugal: Fast Track Entry Just Like EU Citizens

British holidaymakers visiting Portugal are to be treated the same as EU citizens after Portuguese authorities remove Brexit restrictions and treat UK visitors under the same conditions as those from the European Union (EU).  The new rules mean that travellers from the United Kingdom will no longer be treated as third-country nationals as required under…
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