Category: UK Visa News

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

UK to Introduce Travel Authorization Requirement to Enter Northern Ireland

The United Kingdom government is planning to introduce a new system that would oblige travellers to obtain a travel authorisation before crossing the Irish border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. According to the proposed rule, EU citizens and other non-Irish or non-British nationals who cross the border from the Republic of Ireland into Northern Ireland…
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British Travellers Face Long Queues at Spanish Airports

Travellers from the United Kingdom who have reached Spain in the last few days have faced long queues at passport control.  Since the UK is no longer part of the European Union, British nationals without Spanish residency rights who reach Spain are no longer permitted to enter without a passport. UK nationals now need to…
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England Requires Vaccine Passports For Indoor Venues

Following the emergence of the Omicron variant, England has implemented a vaccine passport for various indoor venues and large venues. England has also tightened COVID-19 restrictions.  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the tightening of virus restrictions in England as Omicron variant cases surge, including guidance to work from home and mandatory COVID passports. The…
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COVID-19: Which Countries Are Closed Again? Updated Restrictions Due to Omicron Variant and How to Bypass Them

The omicron variant (B.1.1.529) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first detected in South Africa on November 24, 2021. Since its discovery, countries around the world have closed their borders to citizens, travellers, or visitors from many African countries in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus.  Each country has its own set of rules…
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UK Travel Changes: Pre-Departure COVID Test and Red List Addition

The British government has added compulsory extra COVID-19 checks for everyone aged 12 and over travelling to the UK from any foreign country. This is in addition to the PCR test on arrivals that was introduced on 30 November. The move applies for travellers arriving from 4 AM on Tuesday, 7 December. All arrivals must…
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