Category: Norway

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

EU Warning: ETIAS Not Yet Operational

Countries required to use Etias have been warned of fraud opportunities around the upcoming Etias European visa waiver. ETIAS will allow visitors from visa-waiver countries to freely travel through 30 European countries for up to 90 days for tourism, transit, or business.  The travel waiver doesn’t come into effect until November 2023, however, some scammers…
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EU Won’t Accept Russian Passports Issued In Ukraine & Georgia

The European Council said on 10 November that the Council Presidency and European Parliament provisionally agreed not to accept Russian travel documents issued in Ukraine and Georgia. According to the agreement, Russian travel documents issued in, or to persons resident in, Russian-occupied regions in Ukraine or breakaway territories in Georgia will not be accepted as…
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New UK Travel Rules At The Irish Border

EU citizens will soon be required to provide biometric data to enter the UK, including Northern Ireland, under new legislation to be introduced next year. Under the Nationality and Borders Act, non-EU travellers to the UK will need to apply for an American-style Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA), and this will involve registering facial and eventually…
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UK’s New Passport Rules Reduces School Visits From The EU

The number of EU school visits to the UK has greatly reduced after the list of travellers’ scheme was scrapped in October 2021.  Tourism Alliance’s latest research shows that the number of students European tour operators sent to the UK in 2022 was down 83% compared to 2019.  The plunge is due to the removal…
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EU Council Fully Suspends Vanuatu’s Visa Waiver Agreement 

The Council of the European Union has decided to fully suspend the visa-free travel agreement with Vanuatu. The decision to fully suspend the visa waiver agreement with Vanuatu was taken due to the risks posed by the latter’s investor citizenship schemes, known also as the golden passport schemes. A partial suspension of this agreement was…
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