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Melvina Kelmendi is the Content Editor of VisaGuide.World. She is responsible for providing our readers with easy-to-digest information about worldwide travel visas.

Japan Has Invalidated Visas Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Japan has joined the countless other countries that have imposed severe travel restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe announced that starting from March 21, 2020, and until the end of April, travellers from 38 countries (including EU countries) have to self-quarantine for 14 days after their arrival. During this two week period, they are also not allowed to use public transportation in Japan. Moreover, the Japanese Foreign Ministry [...]

How to Transfer Money Internationally During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

If you need to transfer money internationally during the coronavirus outbreak, the best way to do so is online. As the world is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic by social distancing - or outrights government-mandated lockdown - waiting in line at a bank or money transfer agency is probably not the best option. The recent travel restrictions and cancelled flights as a result of the coronavirus have left many travellers stranded abroad. In several instances, tourists and [...]

By |2020-03-27T18:16:56+02:00March 26th, 2020|Tips|

Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021 Due to Coronavirus

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Summer Olympics, as well as the Paralympic Games, were both scheduled to be held in Tokyo from June to September 2020. According to a joint statement by Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee (ICO) president, Thomas Bach they have been postponed to summer of 2021 at the latest. "[The Olympics] must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but [...]

Coronavirus: Travel Insurance May Not Offer Coverage for EU Travellers

Thousands of EU citizens have been left stranded abroad due to the recent travel restrictions as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Being stranded in a foreign country during a pandemic naturally brings about worries about health insurance - namely, are EU nationals abroad covered by their travel insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic? The coronavirus disease which originated in China toward the end of December 2019 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March [...]

By |2020-03-27T16:06:05+02:00March 24th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, Schengen Visa News|

Do I Need Coronavirus Travel Insurance?

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in recent weeks has wreaked havoc on international travel, tourism, and even our day to day lives as we are forced to self-isolate. Additionally, almost all countries in the world have put up travel restrictions, against all but essential travel. You can see a detailed map of world-wide travel restrictions here. But if you are planning to travel during this time, you must be wondering how to keep yourself safe during [...]

By |2020-03-27T15:28:17+02:00March 24th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, Tips|

Does Health Insurance for International Students in USA Cover Coronavirus Test?

If you are an international student in a US university, you likely already have a health insurance plan. With the COVID-19 pandemic now becoming a real threat to the US as well, you must be wondering if your international student health insurance plan will cover a coronavirus test, if the need arises. If you are an international student in the US, but you have not purchased a health insurance plan, then you will likely have to pay [...]

By |2020-03-27T15:42:18+02:00March 20th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, Tips|

Canceling Airline Tickets During Coronavirus Pandemic

Now that the coronavirus has become pandemic, many countries are closing down their borders to foreigners in an effort to halt the spread. This has naturally led to a lot of cancelled flights and airline tickets - and passengers and airline companies have had to shoulder the burden of it. Airlines are trying to make up for the lost flights by lowering the ticket prices, and up until this week, it was not at all surprising to [...]

By |2020-03-27T15:42:19+02:00March 19th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, Tips|

Coronavirus: How to Stay Safe on Your Travels?

You probably have noticed that traveling has become a pretty concerning action in the last couple of months, with the global spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). People are canceling booked trips and have been warned by health officials to minimize contact with already affected countries. But do you have an international trip which you booked months ago and have been looking forward to in ages? Or maybe you would like to take advantage of the sudden slash [...]

By |2020-04-15T16:40:14+02:00March 12th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, Tips|

How to Become a Dutch Citizen?

After you’ve lived in the Netherlands for at least three or five years, depending on your situation, you can apply for Dutch citizenship. There are a few ways how to become a Dutch citizen. One of them is by birth or parental acknowledgement. This means if one of your parents was a Dutch citizens when you were born, or your parent acknowledged you before your birth, you also qualify for Dutch citizenship. However, for foreign nationals wishing [...]

By |2020-08-13T11:28:15+02:00March 12th, 2020|Tips|

How to Transfer Money to USA?

When you want to send money abroad, for example, you want to transfer money from India to USA, there are two main options you can choose: through your bank or through a money transfer agency. There are many reasons you would need to send money to the US: To fund your child who is there on a US Student Visa, pay school tuition fees, send money to family members who are there on a US Tourist Visa [...]

By |2020-08-13T11:28:15+02:00March 3rd, 2020|Tips|