Category: Asia

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Brazil & South Africa Removed From Germany’s List of High-Risk Countries

Residents of Brazil and South Africa have faced some of the harshest travel restrictions since the beginning of 2021 and have finally been removed from Germany’s list of high-risk areas as of 19 September. Other countries that were also removed from the high-risk list, alongside the two nations are: Bangladesh Botswana Cyprus Eswatini India Ireland’s…
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Australia’s Vaccine Passports

The Australian federal government announced that it will begin trials of a new vaccine passport program with select countries this week. This is a major step towards the nation’s broader reopening. Vaccine passports are widely used in the European Union. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents almost 300 airlines globally, urged countries around…
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Singapore Opens Travel Bubble with Germany

Singapore will be launching quarantine-free travel lanes for vaccinated passengers from Germany and Brunei Darussalam in September as it further moves to reopen its borders. With nearly 80% of its population now fully vaccinated, the Singaporean government has room to reopen its borders. Under the vaccinated travel lanes, passengers who are fully vaccinated and arriving…
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EU To Keep the US on the Safe List

After reports that the EU was planning to reimpose restrictions for US travellers, the EU decided against the idea on 9 August 2021. Non-essential travel from the US to the EU can continue for now despite a surge in US coronavirus cases exceeding the threshold of cases and lack of reciprocity, according to the latest…
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France, Iceland, and More Added to US Do Not Travel List

On 9 August, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added several more countries to its Level 4: Covid Very High list. The agency is urging Americans not to visit these countries. The countries that moved up to Level 4 include: Aruba Eswatini France French Polynesia Iceland Israel Thailand The CDC has been issuing…
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