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Visas, Immigration & Nationality

What is the Schengen Agreement?

History and Development of the Schengen Agreement On 14 June 1985, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands signed the Schengen Agreement on the gradual abolition of checks at their common borders in the small town of Schengen in Luxembourg, on the border to France and the Netherlands. The agreement has since then led to…
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Portugal Tightens Border Restrictions With Other EU Member States

On 29 March, the Portuguese government extended and tightened border restrictions along with other European Union member states as the continent battles a third wave of COVID-19 infection. Portugal’s Interior Ministry said that people coming from EU countries where the incidence rate is over 500 cases per 100,000 population may only enter for essential business…
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Spain Travel Update: Travel Restrictions for Third Countries Extended Until 30 April

Spanish authorities have extended restrictions on non-essential travel from countries outside the European Union and the Schengen Zone until April 30 in order to halt the further spread of the Coronavirus disease. Initially, the restriction was scheduled to end on 31 March however, due to increasing coronavirus cases, the Spanish government decided to keep the…
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EU Confirms ‘Digital Green Certificate’ That Will Allow British Nationals to Travel

The EU has published details of its “digital green certificate” which will see travellers having to provide information on whether or not they have been vaccinated, carry antibodies or have had a negative COVID-19 test.  The EU is set to confirm its plans to move ahead with a “digital green certificate” for travel. Reportedly, visitors…
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Europe to Open to US Travellers: Germany Downgrades US Coronavirus Travel Risk Status

The United States is no longer classed as a “high incidence area” by Germany and has returned to being a “risk area”. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) changed the risk classification of the United States on 07 March 2021. The US was previously classed as a “high incidence area” by the RKI. These are regions…
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