Category: Austria

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

The US to Lift Travel Ban

To the relief of the beleaguered transatlantic travel sector, the United States could soon welcome travellers from European countries, as US President Joe Biden has indicated that soon the ban imposed on travel from Europe could be abolished. The United States administration has suspended flights from Europe for 16 months now in an effort to…
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EU Safe List: Adds Ukraine But Removes Two Countries

The European Union Council has announced on 15 July that the borders of the EU Member States will now be open to travellers from Ukraine as the country has been added to the EU’s epidemiologically safe countries list. At the same time, it has been revealed that stricter travel restrictions will be imposed against all…
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Post-Brexit: Closure of EU Settlement Scheme

On 30 June 2021, the Brexit grace period came to an end and the deadline for eligible European nationals to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) has now passed. European Economic Area (EEA) nationals now require valid permission to live and work in the UK and must be able to provide evidence of this…
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Canada and USA Stand Firm With Travel Restrictions

While Americans and Canadians are being given the freedom to travel in the European Union, the same luxury isn’t afforded to EU travellers. The European Union has removed travel restrictions for travellers from Canada and the US which means visitors from both countries can enter any EU member states without any COVID test and quarantine…
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USA Prolongs Validity of NIE for Schengen Nationals

On 6 July, the US State Department decided to extend its National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) validity for passengers subject to restrictions under COVID-19 travel bans. The United States has implemented numerous COVID-related travel bans over the past 18 months to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Countries impacted include travellers present in China, Iran, Brazil,…
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