• Ethiopia to introduce Visa-free travel for all Africans

    Ethiopia to introduce Visa-free travel for all Africans

    Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that Ethiopia would soon introduce visa-free travel for all Africans. Ahmed shared this statement during a state banquet held in honour of visiting Rwanda's leader Paul Kagame. Ethiopia, Ahmed says, would follow Rwanda's example very soon. The government of Ahmed is thinking about opening up its borders to all Africans. ...
  • Visa-free deal to Vietnam for five European Nationalities

    Visa-free deal to Vietnam for five European Nationalities

    Vietnam announced that five European nationalities will have an extension on the visa-free validity period until June 13th, 2021. The visa free-deal to Vietnam was meant to expire this June, and this extension will be the second one after the first scheme was introduced in 2016. The five countries that ...
  • What is ETIAS The new travel authorization to travel to Europe

    What is ETIAS? The new travel authorization to travel to Europe

    Citizens of 60 countries can currently travel to the Schengen Zone for short-term visits without applying for a visa. However, the European Union has been working on developing an automated system in order to control who enters European soil. What is ETIAS then? ETIAS is a travel authorization that will grant ...
  • Ukrainians taking advantage of visa-free travel agreement to Schengen Zone

    Ukrainians taking advantage of visa-free travel agreement

    Nearly 500,000 Ukrainians have taken advantage of the visa-free travel agreement with the European Union. In June 2017, the Council of the European Union decided to introduce a visa-free travel agreement for Ukrainian citizens for short-term visits to 30 countries of the European Union. Ukrainians with a biometric passport can ...
  • 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 ...