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Visas, Immigration & Nationality

EU Adopts Full Suspension of Visa Facilitation Agreement With Russia

The Council of the European Union  has adopted a decision that fully suspends the visa facilitation agreement between the European Union and Russia. As a result, the general rules of the visa code will now apply to all citizens of Russia. The new rules for Russian citizens will take effect on 12 September 2022.  Commenting…
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Japan Opens Borders To Individual Foreign Travellers

Japan is finally reopening its borders to individual tourists.  The Japan Tourism Agency has revised the travel guidelines as the country prepares to welcome them. Today, 07 September  2022, Japan opened its borders to foreign travellers on unguided tours, or what travel agencies are calling self-guided tours, which can be booked by registered travel agencies.…
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Taiwan To Resume Visa Free Entry To Some Countries

Authorities in Taiwan have announced that the country will resume visa-free entry for travellers from some countries, but will maintain a three-day quarantine requirement. From 12 September, arrivals from more than 60 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Canada and Australia are eligible for visa-free entry. Although the duration of their permitted stay…
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Subscription Flights: Unlimited Air Tickets

An airline in New Zealand, Sounds Air, has launched a subscription service that offers purchasers a three-month ‘all-you-can-fly’ ticket.   This subscription service is being launched as a measure to combat empty seats on flights. While the COVID-19 pandemic seems as though it’s been dragging on for years now, we are still seeing the aftermath of…
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Greek Passports To Be Valid For 10 Years

The validity of new Greek passports doubled from five to 10 years for all citizens aged 14 and above. The relevant legislation was voted through Parliament in July and went into effect on 1 September 2022, the Citizens’ Protection Ministry stated. It has also been clarified that passport application fees will not change. Currently, a…
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