Visas, Immigration & Nationality

UK Red List Expanded: UK Travel Changes Due to Omicron

England has added 10 southern African countries to their red list and will reintroduce PCR tests and self-isolate until they have got a negative result. The return of the red list comes after the Omicron variant was detected in South Africa and Botswana. Travellers arriving from South Africa and nine other southern African nations will…
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EU Travel Update: Booster Jab for EU Travel in 2022

Travellers hoping to head to the European Union (EU) or travel within the bloc may need to get a COVID booster shot nine months after full vaccination, the European Commission proposed in an effort to prioritise vaccination status instead of a traveller’s country of departure as the continent grapples with a surge in COVID-19. On…
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EU, Canada & the US Pause Air Travel to African Countries

All 27 EU member states agreed on 26 November to temporarily suspend travel from seven southern African nations over the outbreak of a new coronavirus variant, according to the Slovenian EU presidency. A committee of health experts “agreed on the need to activate the emergency brake and impose temporary restrictions on all travel into the…
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UK Updated Red List: UK Bans African Countries

The UK moved to impose travel restrictions on a group of African nations as a surge in cases of a heavily mutated coronavirus variant caused alarm among global health officials. These countries will be added to England’s travel “red list”. Travellers returning from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and Eswatini will be forced to…
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New Zealand Sets 2022 Reopening Date For Tourists

New Zealand announced cautious plans to reopen its borders in recent days but it’s still months before tourists are allowed back. After almost two years of closed borders, New Zealand has set its official reopening date of 30 April 2022 for fully vaccinated international travellers. New Zealand’s COVID-19 response minister Chris Hipkins announced in a…
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