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Visas, Immigration & Nationality

US Lifted COVID-19 Test For International Travel

The United States lifted its requirement that international travellers test negative for COVID-19 within a day before boarding a flight to the United States from 12 June 2022.  Arrivals no longer have to show a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of recovery to enter the country.  “This step is possible because of the progress…
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United States ESTA Fee Increased by 50%

The fee for foreigners heading to the United States is about to increase by 50 percent. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced an increase in the fee for inbound travellers entering the US using the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). The fee soared from $14 to $21 (£16.55 / €19.60). It…
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Italy Dropped All COVID Entry Rules

Italy Dropped All COVID Entry Rules Italy abolished all entry rules for international travellers on 1 June 2022. Like many other European nations, Italy has been steadily opening up over the past few months. The new rules allow travellers to visit the country without having to show proof of vaccination, get tested, or show proof…
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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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