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Switzerland to Lift All Pandemic-Related Travel Restrictions

Travellers from all over the world will soon be able to enter Switzerland without having to follow any COVID-19 rules. Beginning May 2, 2022, Switzerland will once again welcome all travellers as it lifts its pandemic-related travel restrictions and requirements. The announcement was made by Switzerland’s State Secretariat of Migration (SEM), leaving only pre-pandemic-related travel…
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Hong Kong Opening To Non-Residents

From 1 May, Hong Kong will end its ban on non-residents entering the city as it eases its tough zero-COVID policy. The government issued a statement on 22 April announcing plans to ease restrictions in May as coronavirus cases gradually stabilise. “Although daily passenger arrivals have increased since April 1 when the government lifted the…
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Taking Pets to the EU Post-Brexit – Additional £180 Fee

Bringing your furry friends to mainland Europe with you on a getaway is becoming costly. This is another mark of the UK’s exit from the EU. The EU now no longer accepts ‘pet passports’ issued in the UK and residents must now pay £180 for a four-month Animal Healthcare Certificate from their vet before heading…
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Spain Tightens Schengen Border Checks From Gibraltar

Since the beginning of this week, Spain’s border guards have tightened their controls on people leaving Gibraltar, according to local media reports. According to reports, Policia Nacional officers at the border were demanding those non-EU nationals provide evidence of onward travel and hotel reservations in Spain before allowing them to cross the border. Authorities in…
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CDC Shakes Up Travel Advisory – Removes All Countries From Level 4 Travel Warning List

After months of warning all travellers to avoid a long list of countries because of “very high” COVID-19 levels, the CDC has removed all countries from its “Do Not Travel” list.  The United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it has removed around 90 countries and territories from its ‘Level 4: Do…
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