Category: Latvia

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

EU Blue Card Reformed, Conditions Made Easier

The EU’s Blue Card giving eligible foreign professionals the right to live and work in the EU is being made more attractive under the new modifications.  The European Parliament has announced on 15 September, that the MEPs have adopted the reform on the EU Blue Card to make it easier to employ highly-skilled non-EU nationals…
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Post-Brexit: EU Passport Required When Travelling to the UK

EU nationals as well as Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway will no longer be able to use their country’s national identity cards as a means of entry into the UK from the end of September. Previously, travellers who had citizenship in EU countries could use their national ID cards to enter the UK. However, from…
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US Travellers to be Banned from Europe Travel

The European Union on 27 August moved to reinstate COVID travel restrictions such as quarantine and testing requirements for unvaccinated citizens of the United States as the United States is set to be removed from the “safe travel” list. It has been reported that EU countries had started a procedure to remove the United States…
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Brexit: UK Travellers to Pay More for Mobile Costs

British travellers in the EU were disappointed as another leading mobile phone company reintroduced roaming charges. Mobile phone operator Vodafone has announced it would reintroduce European roaming fees for new and upgrading British customers in January 2022, following the lead set by rival EE. Although the UK already decided to leave the EU, roaming charges…
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ETIAS On Track by End of 2022

The European Commission has announced that the rules that make the future European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) interoperable with the other EU information systems, have come into effect on 3 August 2021. Announcing the milestone, the Commission asserted that this is an important step towards the launch of the ETIAS by the end…
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