Category: Schengen Visas

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

France Announces Widespread Flight Cancellations During System Upgrade in 2024

In a bid to modernise its outdated air traffic control infrastructure, France has announced widespread flight cancellations. Thousands of flights will likely be cancelled while French air traffic control updates its ‘antiquated’ computer systems. The cancellations will take place between 09 January and 14 February.  The ambitious upgrade targets the replacement of the existing ‘antiquated’…
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French Senate Approves Easier Travel for British Second-Home Owners

On November 8, the French Senate took a significant step towards facilitating travel for British second-home owners who, post-Brexit, have faced a 90-day restriction on visa-free travel to France. The Senate’s decision involves the adoption of an amendment to the proposed new Immigration Law, specifically aimed at simplifying entry conditions for British citizens who own…
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UK and France To Simplify School Travel Rules in 2024

Anticipated enhancements in school and group travel between the United Kingdom and France are on the horizon as both countries are committed to removing certain post-Brexit barriers. The UK’s new border restrictions for EU travellers which accept only those with a passport have been a major deterrent for many school groups.  The British government is…
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Decline in British Tourists to Amsterdam: ‘Stay Away’ Campaign Makes Waves

Amsterdam is witnessing a shift in its tourist landscape as the city’s digital campaign, designed to deter unruly British visitors, gains momentum. Launched this spring, the initiative specifically targets 18-35-year-old British men, aiming to reshape the Dutch capital’s image from a rowdy party destination to a more refined tourist spot. City officials have taken a…
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Italy Extends Border Controls With Slovenia

Italy’s border controls with Slovenia will continue for the month of November with the possibility of further extensions.  The move has temporarily suspended the Schengen Agreement’s principle of freedom of movement. Italy reinstated police checks at the border in its northeast as of October 21 for an initial 10 days, suspending the free movement normally…
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