Category: Switzerland

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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Brexit: How Long Can You Stay in the UK Without Losing Your EU Residency?

The economic and social disruption caused by the global pandemic has been devastating. A lot of British nationals resident in the EU opted to return to the UK to bide their time until things are sort of back to normal. British nationals ‘waiting out’ COVID-19 health situation in the UK could lose their rights 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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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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Brexit: EU-wide ban for UK

Coronavirus continues to ravage European countries with record daily numbers. The EU has become increasingly concerned by the more contagious variants circulating around the continent. The European Commission has proposed creating new “dark red zones” which would be subject to tight travel restrictions whilst Europeans have been “strongly discouraged” from all but essential travel within…
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