• Tourist Visa Rules completed by Saudi Arabia Commission

    The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) has completed a set of regulations to be applied on the tourist visas to visit the kingdom. According to the Center for International Communication (CIC) the rules for the tourist visa have been submitted to the government to be revised and ...
  • More British travellers are applying with the Online Indian Visa

    More British travellers are using the Online Indian Visa System

    Tourism in India has been growing rapidly in recent years and has become an important part of the economy. The introduction of the Online Indian Visa in 2014 has made it easier for travelers to obtain a visa to visit India. The electronic visa system created by the Indian government ...
  • Social Media Screenings to be imposed on travelers to the US

    Social Media Screenings to be imposed on travelers to the US

    Donald Trump's administration has put forward a proposal that requests that people who apply for a US visa undergo social media screenings in order to obtain the visa. According to the New York Times, nearly 14.7 million people apply for a US visa each year. Last year, it was announced that those ...
  • Concerns over Visa-Waiver Abuse in Germany

    Concerns over Visa-Waiver Abuse in Germany

    On February 22nd, it was reported that Germany deported 65 Georgians who had violated visa-free regulations and overstayed in the country. Citizens from visa-waiver countries can travel to Germany and the other Schengen Member States for stays of up to 90 days in a 180-day period. The official reason for ...
  • Malaysians will need to apply for the ETIAS visa in 2020

    The EU is working toward the launch of the European Travel Information and Authorization Sistem, ETIAS, in 2020. This travel authorization will become a mandatory requirement for Malaysian citizens who wish to visit Europe's Schengen Area. At the moment citizens of Malaysia can travel to the Schengen Zone for short-term stays ...
  • Brazil's e-Visa draws in US Visitors

    Brazil e-Visa draws in US Visitors

    The implementation of the Brazil e-Visa has already had a positive impact on tourism for the lively South American country. Since the launch of the e-Visa for Brazil on January 25th, 2018, there has been a 70 percent increase in visa applications from American citizens in comparison to the same ...
  • Mongolia and Argentina set visa-free agreement

    Visa-free agreement between Mongolia and Argentina

    The Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that a visa-free agreement between Mongolia and Argentina has been implemented. As of February 19th this year the visa-free agreement between both countries has come into force. The Argentinian and Mongolian governments signed a document on August 31st, 2017 in Busan, the Republic ...
  • Pakistan to lauch electronic visa system soon

    Pakistan to lauch electronic visa system soon

    Pakistan's Minister of Interior Prof Ahsan Iqbal announced that Pakistan is contemplating to launch an electronic visa system and issue Electronic Visas to foreign visitors. The purpose of this move would be to facilitate travel to Pakistan and motivate visitors and investors to come. The country wants to better its ...
  • South Korea to launch an electronic travel authorization system

    South Korea to launch an electronic travel authorization system

    The South Korean Government announced that they will begin to roll out an electronic travel authorization system for foreign visitors that can currently travel to the country visa-free. This move is an effort to strengthen border control. This new electronic system will require that citizens from visa-waiver countries provide their ...
  • Azerbaijan visa on arrival implemented for 13 countries

    Azerbaijan visa on arrival implemented for 13 countries

    President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree to improve visa procedures for nationals of 13 countries in a continued effort to support tourism growth. The Azerbaijan visa on arrival is another clear sign of commitment to opening up the country to foreign visitors. The Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas ...