Category: Switzerland

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Switzerland’s Geneva Giving Spending Money to Tourists

Swiss city launches a new free money gift card scheme The Swiss city of Geneva is trying to get tourism back by paying tourists 100CHF (£84 GBP/$110 USD). Travellers will be presented with a pre-loaded gift card that can be used at a range of hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars and even some tourist activities to…
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Spain offers free insurance to the Canary Islands to lure tourists as most European countries impose travel restrictions

The Canary Islands are offering tourists free insurance covering coronavirus-related incidents in an attempt to encourage visitors. Spain’s local government on the Canary Islands has signed an insurance deal to ensure that travellers will have their expenses paid if they contract the Coronavirus during a vacation. The authorities will cover domestic and foreign travellers provided…
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Switzerland Allows Entry for Unmarried Partners from Third Countries

Swiss authorities have exceptionally lifted restrictions on entry to people from non-EU/Schengen countries (and the 12 countries on the EU safe list) whose ‘significant other half’ lives in Switzerland. From 3rd August, Switzerland is to join the list of Schengen and EU Member States that allows unmarried partners from third-countries that have their partner in…
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US Travel Ban: US Embassies Outline Who Can Travel from List of Banned Countries

U.S. Embassies and Consulates in the Schengen Area Expand the National Interest Exemption Beginning on July 15 The US Department of State announced the phased opening of embassies and consulates to begin the processing of visa applications. The question then arises: who is permitted to travel to the USA? Following the Trump presidential proclamation of…
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How to Bypass the Europe Travel Ban

News released and causing a twitter storm is that the father of the UK’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, travelled to Greece despite strict Foreign Office advice against all but essential international travel. Greece has extended its ban on flights arriving from the UK until the middle of July. But the prime minister’s father has managed…
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