Category: Visiting UK

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

UK Implements Electronic Travel Authorisation for Gulf Cooperation Council and Jordan

A significant development unfolds for international travel as the United Kingdom launches its Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) system for citizens of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Jordan. From 22 February 2024, nationals from these regions will be required to obtain an ETA to travel to the UK. This new…
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Best UK Hotspots To See The Spectacular Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, paint the night skies with mesmerising hues, casting a spellbinding display of colours that captivate all who witness them.  While these phenomena are commonly associated with the Arctic Circle, the United Kingdom offers several prime locations to witness this celestial spectacle. It’s difficult to anticipate when and where the…
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Japan and UK Expands Working Holiday Scheme

The governments of Japan and the United Kingdom (UK) have confirmed an agreement to expand their respective working holiday schemes. The deal was announced as UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly met with Japanese officials at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, ahead of the G7 meeting in the city. Under this…
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UK and France To Simplify School Travel Rules in 2024

Anticipated enhancements in school and group travel between the United Kingdom and France are on the horizon as both countries are committed to removing certain post-Brexit barriers. The UK’s new border restrictions for EU travellers which accept only those with a passport have been a major deterrent for many school groups.  The British government is…
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UK Launches Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) System for Qatari Travellers

The UK government has committed to completing the digitisation of its borders by 2025. The UK has launched the ETA system, an electronic travel authorisation system meant to ease the admission process for visa-free travellers from diverse countries. The implementation of this system will take place in stages, with different nationalities targeted. The system is…
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