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WTTC: US About to Lose $155 Billion Due to Drop in Tourism Arrivals Amidst Coronavirus

The US is at risk of losing $155 billion due to a decrease in the number of visitors during 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Recent research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shows that the lack of tourists could lead to a drop on international spending by 79 per cent in the economy of the US, which is equal to $425 million a day, or nearly $3 billion per week. At [...]

Kosovo Agrees to Join Balkan’s Mini-Schengen

Kosovo may also join the so-called mini-Schengen of the Balkan, a visa-free travel zone that the six Western Balkan nations intend to establish based on the Schengen Area. The decision came during a trilateral meeting between Kosovo's Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, Serbian President Aleksander Vucic and the President of the United States Donald Trump, in which Kosovo and Serbia signed a pact to normalize their economic relations, at the White House, in the Oval Office, VisaGuide.World reports. [...]

By |2020-09-05T10:30:13+02:00September 5th, 2020|Kosovo Visa/Passport News|

Turkey to Launch COVID-19 Travel  Insurance Package for International Visitors

Turkey plans to launch its special insurance scheme for international travellers, that will cover all expenses in case that visitors get infected with the Coronavirus pandemic while visiting the country. The decision came in an effort to protect the health of citizens from the deadly virus, and revive the tourism sector, VisaGuide.World reports. "As of July 1, we have created a health insurance package that includes Covid-19 for our foreign guests visiting our country. All health expenses [...]

By |2020-08-26T10:25:16+02:00August 24th, 2020|Turkey Visa/Passport News|

USCIS Reveals Results of the Second H-1B Cap Lottery

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revealed the results of the second H-1B cap lottery. The additionally selected number by the agency has been made from the registrations initially submitted during the registration period from March 1, VisaGuide.World reports. H-1B's annual cap is 85,000 applications, even though the number of applications often surpasses the cap. This year have been marked  280,000 registrations; from them, 68 per cent were Indians. Nearly 185,000 registrations were denied in the [...]

By |2020-08-26T10:25:16+02:00August 19th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

WHO: Travel Restrictions Must Be Lifted Gradually

After months of severe travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many countries are now opening up their borders and resuming international travel. As a result, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published a document outlining the key factors health authorities must consider when restarting international travel. According to the WHO, countries must lift travel restrictions gradually, based on a risk-assessment strategy, which evaluates the country’s local epidemiology, transmission patterns, the healthcare capacities, as well as the [...]

INZ: Essential Skills Visas Will Change From 27 July

Immigration New Zealand has decided to apply some new changes to the Essential Skills visas, from July 27, including the use of a median wage threshold to see how long can Essential Skills visa holders stay in NZ and their options to support family. According to the INZ agency, from now on the median-wage threshold will be applied as an indicator of skill. The current system uses the New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations ANZSCO skill level [...]

By |2020-08-26T10:25:16+02:00July 21st, 2020|New Zealand Visa/Passport News|

Russia Seeks to Revive Tourism Through Multiple-Entry Tourist Visas

The Federal Agency for Tourism of Russia (Rostourism) plans to relax visa rules after the country reopens its borders, as an effort to help the country recover from the damages caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. As the pandemic caused global devastation Russia followed the example of a large share of countries by temporarily suspending international flights, in a bid to stop the further spread of the Coronavirus. Also, Russia closed all border crossings and suspended issuing visas [...]

By |2020-05-23T14:33:15+02:00May 23rd, 2020|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Internationals Stranded in Japan Ask Visa Extensions Amid Coronavirus

The Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau has received a large number of requests from internationals stranded in the country asking to extend their visas amid coronavirus pandemic. Due to coronavirus, a large share of countries worldwide have cancelled flights and banned entry for foreigners in an effort to tackle the spread of the infection, VisaGuide.World reports. The Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau has had an increasing number of requests, mostly due to the fact that the new fiscal year [...]

Japan-Russia Visa-Free Program to Be Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The visa-free exchange program between Japan and Russia will be put off this year, due to coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese government announced. The Japanese part seeks to begin this year's exchanging program in July, though the program normally starts in May, but the Russian government is concerned that the infection could be spread during the activity, VisaGuide.World reports. However, on March 12, the governments of both countries planned to hold a meeting in Sakhalin, Russia to discuss [...]

USCIS Will Remain Closed Until May 3, Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the temporary closure of its offices across the country. USCIS closed down its offices on March 18, as part of the social distancing measures to try and combat the spread of the COVID-19. The closure has now been extended until at least May 3, 2020, reports VisaGuide.World. According to the announcement, work is scheduled to resume on May 4. Originally, the offices were supposed to open on April 7. [...]