Category: Hong Kong

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

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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Hong Kong Eases Travel Rules – Flight Bans and Quarantine

Hong Kong will lift the ban on flights from nine countries and reduce hotel quarantine alongside a “roadmap” towards eased restrictions that suggest a departure from the zero-Covid policy. The ban on flights from Australia, Canada, France, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, the UK, and the US will end on 1 April. Flight bans are…
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UK Visa Priority Services Suspended

Amid the ongoing Ukraine crisis, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has taken the decision without prior notice to suspend priority and super-priority visa processing services for all applications being made from outside the UK.  Not only have the priority services been suspended, but the UKVI update says that “applications for study, work and family visas…
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Japanese Border Will Open in March But Not For Tourist

The Japanese government is now deliberating over border restrictions after the sixth Covid-19 wave that has hit the country.  “We hope to gradually increase international travel while taking into consideration the infection situation at home and abroad, as well as the demand of Japanese returnees,” Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said at a House of Councillors…
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