Category: Cyprus

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

EU Plans Simplify Non-EU Long-Term Residence Rules

The European Commission proposed to simplify residence rules for non-EU nationals who live on a long-term basis in the European Union. The intention is to ease procedures in three areas: acquiring EU long-term residence status, moving to other EU countries and improving the rights of family members.  At present, becoming a long-term resident requires the…
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Cyprus To Relax Travel Restrictions To Boost UK Tourist

Cyprus has operated strict coronavirus policies at its borders and on the ground throughout the pandemic but is now planning to gradually ease restrictions. The popular tourist spot will make it easier for unvaccinated UK travellers to visit alongside abolishing an outdoor face mask mandate. Currently, unvaccinated travellers from the UK are required to take…
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5 Destinations Perfect for Easter Holidays

The Easter holidays are fast approaching, and British holidaymakers have an ever-increasing list of destinations to choose from. A number of EU countries have dropped Covid tests for fully vaccinated holidaymakers including the likes of France, Greece and Portugal, while others such as Spain and Cyprus are relaxing some restrictions around Covid tests and vaccination…
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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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Malta Risks Losing Visa-Free Travel to the US

Travelling to the United States (US) could get a lot more difficult for citizens of Malta. American lawmakers proposed a bill wanting to ban Malta from the US Visa Waiver Programme, citing the risks that the Maltese citizenship by investment scheme poses for the US. Currently, Malta is one of 40 countries in Europe that…
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