Category: Coronavirus

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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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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Spain Extends Ban On Unvaccinated British Tourists

The Spanish government has again extended temporary restrictions for non-essential travel from most third countries, but this time only for two weeks. Non-EU travellers who reside outside of the EU and haven’t been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or recently recovered from the illness cannot go on holiday to Spain until at least 15 May 2022.…
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