Category: Ireland

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

What is the Schengen Agreement?

History and Development of the Schengen Agreement On 14 June 1985, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands signed the Schengen Agreement on the gradual abolition of checks at their common borders in the small town of Schengen in Luxembourg, on the border to France and the Netherlands. The agreement has since then led to…
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Spain Travel Update: Travel Restrictions for Third Countries Extended Until 30 April

Spanish authorities have extended restrictions on non-essential travel from countries outside the European Union and the Schengen Zone until April 30 in order to halt the further spread of the Coronavirus disease. Initially, the restriction was scheduled to end on 31 March however, due to increasing coronavirus cases, the Spanish government decided to keep the…
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Europe to Open to US Travellers: Germany Downgrades US Coronavirus Travel Risk Status

The United States is no longer classed as a “high incidence area” by Germany and has returned to being a “risk area”. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) changed the risk classification of the United States on 07 March 2021. The US was previously classed as a “high incidence area” by the RKI. These are regions…
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Working Holiday Visas – Which Countries Offer Working Holiday Visas?

What is a Working Holiday? Who is Eligible for a Working Holiday Visa? What Can I Do on a Working Holiday Visa? Which Countries Offer Working Holiday Visas? Argentina Australia Austria Canada The Czech Republic Denmark France Germany Hong Kong Ireland Israel Italy Japan New Zealand Norway Poland South Korea Singapore Slovakia Spain Sweden The…
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Dual Testing and Hotel Quarantine for UK International Arrivals

All travellers arriving in the United Kingdom are to face dual mandatory coronavirus tests at their expense. The British government is introducing a comprehensive new coronavirus testing regime for overseas arrivals aside from the mandatory hotel quarantine for those coming from the “red list” of high-risk countries. This move is an attempt to crack down…
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