Category: News & Events

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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New Zealand Reopens to Visa Waiver Countries

New Zealand has finally reopened its borders to international visitors from visa waiver countries including the UK. Since 1 May, New Zealand has lifted the international travel ban that has been in place for more than two years. Arrivals must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and meet all other entry requirements. “We’re ready to welcome…
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Italy Drops Some Covid Restrictions

On Sunday, 1 May, Italy eased some COVID-19 restrictions which reflects that life is gradually going back to pre-pandemic. Italy lifted its “Green Pass” over the weekend, which means that visitors are no longer required to show proof of vaccination to visit places like restaurants, bars, museums, cinemas, gyms, and other venues.  However, the green…
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Brexit: UK-Issued Driving Licences No Longer Valid

British nationals living in Spain will be hit with a driving ban after the two nations failed to reach a post-Brexit agreement on UK driving licences. The British Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott, announced that starting from 1 May 2022, all British citizens who have been residing in Spain for over six months will no…
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Restriction-Free Entry To Lithuania

The Lithuanian authorities have announced that all travellers will be permitted restriction-free entry. The small European nation is removing all entry requirements from May 1, 2022.  In its most recent press release, the Ministry of Health of Lithuania said that all travellers regardless of their country of origin will no longer be required to follow…
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