Category: Immigration updates

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Post-Brexit: Portugal To Release Residency Cards By End Of Year

Portugal’s Minister of Internal Administration has said that he hopes that the approximately 36,000 British citizens living in Portugal will have the new post-Brexit residence card by the end of the year. “By the end of the year, that is, until the 31st of December, we really hope to have responded to these 36,000 British…
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Japan To Lift Covid Restrictions

Japan will scrap nearly all its remaining entry requirements and allow for normal tourism after over 2 years of stringent restrictions.  The land of the rising sun has allowed a small number of visitors since June, but only as part of strictly managed tour groups. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that Japan will resume…
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New Zealand Dropped Vaccine Requirement For Travellers

New Zealand has finally decided to drop the vaccine requirement for international visitors.  On 13 September 2022, the country lifted vaccine requirements along with the mandatory wearing of masks in public.  This means that all incoming travellers are welcome, whether vaccinated or not. Mask wearing is no longer mandatory except in healthcare facilities. The only…
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New Zealand Work Holiday Visa: New Visa Rules

New Zealand will make provisional changes to its immigration rules seeking to attract thousands of workers over the next year with a working holiday scheme designed to fill labour shortage. The government of New Zealand announced changes to the Working Holiday visas on 21 August 2022. The new rule aims to double the numbers under…
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British Airways Cuts Thousands of Flights For  Winter

British Airways (BA) has announced its plans to cancel more than 10,000 flights to and from Heathrow in the coming months. The announcement follows the decision by Heathrow airport to continue its passenger cap, introduced in July because of staff shortages. London’s Heathrow airport, which is BA’s main hub, previously announced that it will be…
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