Category: Australia

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

EU Warning: ETIAS Not Yet Operational

Countries required to use Etias have been warned of fraud opportunities around the upcoming Etias European visa waiver. ETIAS will allow visitors from visa-waiver countries to freely travel through 30 European countries for up to 90 days for tourism, transit, or business.  The travel waiver doesn’t come into effect until November 2023, however, some scammers…
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Spain Approves Startups And Digital Nomad Law

The Spanish Parliament finally approved the eagerly awaited startups law or Ley de Startups on 03 November 2022. The new startups law will bring tax benefits and other perks to entrepreneurs, remote workers and digital nomads who want to live and work in Spain.  Spain’s Economic Affairs Minister Nadia Calviño says the new startups law…
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Virgin Australia Launches Middle Seat Lottery

Offering neither a window view nor easy access to the lavatory, the middle seat is indisputably the least desirable spot to sit on a flight. On 24 October 2022, Virgin Australia launched the Middle Seat Lottery which aims to make the middle seat the most attractive option on the plane. The scheme is only open…
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Spain Dropped Covid Restrictions For UK Visitors

Spain dropped all COVID-19-related entry rules becoming one of the last European countries to do so.  The Spanish Health Ministry announced that people entering from outside the European Union would no longer be subject to the controls, effective 21 October 2022. Spain will no longer require travellers from outside the European Union to show proof…
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Spain: The Only EU Country With Remaining COVID Restrictions

More than two years into the pandemic, Europe is finally open for tourism with no restrictions – or most of it. It certainly feels like the pandemic is over, especially now that a majority of countries worldwide have decided it is time to move forward by scrapping COVID-related travel restrictions. Sadly, not the whole of…
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