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UKVI introduces additional health precautions & flexibility for international students

To limit the disruption caused by ongoing Corona Virus travel restrictions, UKVI is going to allow incoming international students to apply for study (Tier-4) visa when they are due to travel to the United Kingdom, rather than at the start of their course. i.e., students who have already gained admission can begin their courses online and apply for a United Kingdom study visa when they are ready to do so.

Ghana reopens global tourism air borders

After wrapping off on March 22, Ghana finally agreed to welcome foreign tourists back. The country has also resumed the airports and once again allows tourists to enter for unnecessary trips. Under usual visa conditions, all nations which could usually visit Ghana before the pandemic can enter the country once again. From the country of origin, It is compulsory for all travelers to receive a COVID-19 test and bring reports of a negative PCR test taken before 72 hours of departure.

Dubai is all prepared for bringing back business events

The Emirate, which was re-opened to foreign tourists in July, while the authorities investigated and came up with how the business meetings will take place safely. The local meetings which take place on the 15th of September and the international Business meetings that revert back to the city on the 1st of October, the guidelines are based on ensuring the health and safety of all attendees, including representatives and personnel while making sure that they are ready to invite and perceive impactful meetings that address the needs of all key parties.

Maldives and India get three weekly flights

In August 2020, Maldives and India resumed the air travel bubble with one flight every week from Thiruvananthapuram by Air India as Kochi to Male, and return is now operationally open. Now there are now three flights between both the two countries. Two flights from Kochi to Male are to take place on Sundays and Thursdays. IndiGo has launched the new air-travel bubble among Kochi and Male. Till September 9, whether they are asymptomatic, travelers traveling to the Maldives do not require to conduct any COVID tests or remain in quarantine.

International tourism resumed in Namibia

Namibia is beginning to welcome foreign visitors who screen COVID-19 negative. Foreign tourists must submit negative COVID-19 test results issued within 72 hours of the flight time. In addition, on arriving at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek, visitors will be given a health questionnaire that must be properly filled with necessary information. Tourists reportedly will be checked in at a hotel accredited to the Ministry of Health upon arrival in Namibia. Tourists are expected to stay at the hotel for a minimum of 7 days, with the right to use all the amenities.

Cuba resumes tourism after months of coronavirus outbreak

Cuba\'s managed to control the country\'s pandemic. After months of being closed because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Cuba finally welcomed tourists. The arrival has been seen as a positive sign for tens of thousands of laid-off employees throughout the tourism sector, closed small businesses, and overall hard-pressed citizens. Air Canada Vacations, the tour industry for the airline, said that it would now fly to Cuba weekly and start next month on a biweekly basis.

Changes in India E-Visa validity period for USA Nationals & Residents

India Burea of Immigration announed that from coming April-2020, Visitor from USA (both Nationals and Resident) can avail multple entry validity of 30 days, 6 months and one year

The World's Leading Travel Trade Show, ITB Berlin 2020, got cancelled

ITB Berlin 2020 will not take place. Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have stated their opinion that ITB Berlin be cancelled.

Sharjah Aims To Double The Number Of Tourist With UAE’s Five-year Tourist Visa

With the recent announcement of multiple-entry five year UAE visas for all nationalities, Sharjah considers it a great opportunity to attract more visitors from India and around the world. H.E. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority in a recent interview commented on the recent announcement.

Saint Lucia Introduces Tourist Accommodation Fee

As of April 1, 2020, stayover visitors to Saint Lucia will be required to pay an accommodation fee on their nightly stay on the island. All accommodation providers on the island (hotels, guest houses, villas, apartments, etc.) will be required to collect from their stay over guests $3.00 and $6.00 respectively on a nightly rate below or above $120. The fees will be paid by the stayover visitor and collected by accommodation providers who will remit the fees collected to Government via the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority.

Now submit Application through Third Party for Schengen visa

Applcant who have previously travelled to Schengen area and provided finger print and photo within last 59 months can avail this facility for Norway visa from USA

Mandatory Invitation Letter for indonesia Tourist Visa for Afghan Nationals

As per new immgiration policy natioanl of Afghanistan must get invitation letter from relative/family or corparate or any organization to apply Tourist visa to Indonesia.

Click2Visas Malaysia E visa Page Will be On Maintaince On 10th and 11th March-2020

Due to requirement of new data information in visa application, Malaysia e-visa will be temporarly not availble in Click2Visas, Request received before 10-March-2020 will be processed accordingly

Get Papua New Guniea Visa for Less Fee

Now Ukraine nationals can Avail Papua New Guniea (PNG) visa with 40 Euros instead of paying 80 Euros. This changes will be come into effect from 20th March 2020

Enjoy E-visa to South Africa in Click2visas

Click2 Visas will be launching E-Visa to South Africa for USA residents from April 2020. Indian and Kenyan nationals are also eligible to apply this visa, as communicated by South African Immigration

India Suspend E visa for Chinese Nationals

As the coronavirus fear intensifies, the government of India has temporarily suspended the e-visa facility for Chinese passport holders and applicants of other nationalities residing in China.

Sri Lanka Extends Free Visa On Arrival Scheme For 48 Countries

Sri Lanka has extended the free visa-on-arrival scheme till April 30 for the citizens of 48 countries, including India. The Sri Lankan Government launched the programme to grant a one-month free visa to visitors from 48 countries on August 1, 2019 until January 2020 as an effort to boost the tourism industry that was badly hit by the Easter bomb attacks that killed 263 people.

Thailand Extends Visa-On-Arrival Fee Waiver Until April 30, 2020

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is delighted to report that the Royal Thai Government has once again approved an extension of the visa-on-arrival fee waiver for citizens of 20 nations for another six months, from November 1, 2019 until April 30, 2020. Thailand extends visa fee waiver scheme for tourists from 20 nations. Citizens of Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China including Taiwan, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are all exempt from the 2,000 baht visa-on-arrival fee for single-entry leisure travel in Thailand for not more than 15 days.

India Suspends Visas Issued To Citizens Of 4 Nations By 3rd March 2020

The emerging global scenarios regarding COVID19 led the Union Health Ministry of India on 3rd March 2020, issued a travel advisory suspending all regular visas/e-visas granted on or before March 3 to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan who have not yet entered India. Those needing to travel to India under compelling circumstances may apply for fresh visa to nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate.