Visas, Immigration & Nationality

European Countries Impose Travel Restrictions on Spain

Spain’s tourism sector is facing damage as a host of European countries, including the UK, change the travel advice for its citizens on travel to Spain following a spike in COVID-19 cases. In early July, Spain imposed local lockdowns in two areas to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday and Friday last…
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New restrictions against Belgian travellers will ‘without a doubt’ be implemented

Several European and Schengen countries have  issued new restrictions for travellers from Belgium and it’s expected that more countries will follow suit “without a doubt.” Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have imposed a 14-day quarantine for travellers from Belgium. The Netherlands has also advised against non-essential travel to Antwerp. Additionally, Norway has changed Belgium from Code…
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Europe Travel Ban: Norway Refuses to Reopen Borders to Third-Countries

Following on from the European Union updating it’s Europe Travel Ban, Norway has responded. The EU Council’s updated travel safe list of 12 third-countries allowed to travel into Europe and the Schengen Area has been rejected.  Norway continues to refuse entry to third country nationals stating that the Norwegian Government will carefully assess the epidemiological…
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Switzerland Allows Entry for Unmarried Partners from Third Countries

Swiss authorities have exceptionally lifted restrictions on entry to people from non-EU/Schengen countries (and the 12 countries on the EU safe list) whose ‘significant other half’ lives in Switzerland. From 3rd August, Switzerland is to join the list of Schengen and EU Member States that allows unmarried partners from third-countries that have their partner in…
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Sweden Herd Immunity Has Sweden’s coronavirus strategy worked

Sweden Herd Immunity: Has Sweden’s coronavirus strategy worked?

Sweden has stood out as it has taken a different approach to the Coronavirus pandemic. It, like the UK, used a herd immunity approach to the virus. But unlike the UK, which dropped its herd immunity approach months later, Sweden continued its approach.  This approach to the COVID-19 pandemic was the direct opposite to its…
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