Category: Asia Pacific

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

New Zealand Reopens to Visa Waiver Countries

New Zealand has finally reopened its borders to international visitors from visa waiver countries including the UK. Since 1 May, New Zealand has lifted the international travel ban that has been in place for more than two years. Arrivals must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and meet all other entry requirements. “We’re ready to welcome…
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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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Italy Opens Doors To Remote Workers And Digital Nomads

Digital nomads will finally have a place in Italy. The Italian government is introducing visas that allow foreigners to spend a year working in Italy. The new visa scheme for remote workers was approved and signed into law on 28 March 2022. This new permit is specifically designed for non-EU ‘nomadi digitali’, or those “who…
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US ESTA Expanded To Land Travel

The United States government has announced that the US ESTA will be mandatory for citizens of 40 Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries entering the United States by land. This new policy will be introduced on May 2, 2022. From this date, visa-free travellers to the US will still be able to enter the country by…
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CDC Drops Travel Warning on More Than 20 Countries

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has downgraded its risk advisory on several countries. The CDC advises Americans not to travel to a certain country due to the potential to contract and spread COVID-19. The CDC considers a country a Level 4 risk if it reaches 500 or more confirmed cases of…
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