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Visa Free Countries for Canadians

Canada has the 9th most powerful passport in the world. By passport strength we mean, how many places can the holder travel without visa restrictions? And according to the 2019 Henley Passport Index, Canadians can travel to 183 countries applying for a visa at an Embassy. To put things into perspective, there are 195 countries in the world. This list would be easier to compile if we were to mention the countries where a visa is required [...]

By |2020-06-04T12:46:56+02:00June 4th, 2020|Tips|

Visa Free Coutnries for Filipinos

Filipino citizens can travel to more than thirty countries completely visa-free, and they are eligible for a Visa on Arrival or eVisa for another fifty-plus countries. This rounds up the number to over 80 countries where Filipinos can travel without needing to deal with excessive bureaucratic procedures at different Embassies. Visa Free Countries for Filipinos Filipinos don’t need a visa to travel to the following countries: Barbados – up to 90 days Bolivia – up to 90 [...]

By |2020-06-04T12:25:55+02:00June 4th, 2020|Tips|

How to Get a Temporary Passport?

A temporary passport or limited validity passport is a travel document issued by the relevant authorities of your country in urgent cases. So for example, you are abroad, and for some reason, your regular passport is just gone – you misplaced it, or it was stolen, or damaged. Or, you have to travel abroad in an emergency, you don’t have a valid passport, and you don’t have time to wait a few weeks until a regular passport [...]

By |2020-06-03T13:53:43+02:00June 3rd, 2020|Tips|

Countries That Won’t Let You in Without Travel Insurance

Getting travel health insurance should be one of the first things anyone does as soon as they book a trip abroad. A good travel insurance policy can give you financial protection in case you need to cancel the trip and cover your medical bills if you have a medical emergency abroad. This is why a lot of countries have added travel health insurance as part of their visa requirements. But if we travel to a place where [...]

By |2020-06-04T12:34:27+02:00April 27th, 2020|Tips|

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 [...]

Philippines Seeks to Ease the Visa Rules for Internationals, Amid Coronavirus

Foreign nationals stranded in the Philipines urged to comply with the quarantine directive, as the country seeks to ease the visa rules in the fight against coronavirus pandemic, The Philipines' Bureau of Immigration announced. The Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente advised internationals to stay at home and stay isolated, as for now this is the best solution to halt the spread of the infection. During the lockdown foreign citizens are urged not to go out and apply for [...]

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. [...]

By |2020-04-01T17:44:23+02:00April 1st, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, US Visa/Passport News|

Ireland Advises J1-Visa Holders in the US to Return Home

The ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, has advised all Irish citizens who are in Ireland on a J-1 in the US visa to return home. Mulhall posted the video message via his Twitter account on March 30, reports VisaGuide.World, as the number of COVID-19 cases in the US rises. “This is a message to Irish people here in America on J1 visas. I know how important the J1 experience is because I was [...]

India Launches Portal For Stranded Tourists After COVID-19 Lockdown

The Indian Ministry of Tourism has introduced an online portal to help foreign nationals who have been stranded in India after the coronavirus lockdown. The website, aptly named strandedinindia.com, was launched on March 31, 2020, and includes COVID-19 call-centres and helpline numbers that tourists can use to reach for help, reports VisaGuide.World. The purpose of the portal is to serve as a “support network” for tourists stuck across different parts of India and broadcast information about the [...]

Most Schengen Countries Have Reintroduced Temporary Internal Border Controls

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world, nations dig deeper to find treatments and precautionary measures to help people get through the global crisis. A large share of world countries has chosen border closure as the main decision to keep people safe and halt the spread of COVID-19. Moreover, at least 17 Schengen Area countries have imposed internal border controls. In case that a serious threat to public policy or internal security establishes, the Schengen Borders [...]

By |2020-03-27T15:33:42+02:00March 27th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates|