Shkurta Januzi

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About Shkurta Januzi

Shkurta Januzi is the News Editor of VisaGuide.World. She is an experienced journalist, content and news editor with an expertise in Traveling, Free Movement, Visas, and Immigration. At VisaGuide.World, she holds the responsibility of providing accurate and relevant news and updates regarding worldwide travel and immigration.

Iran to Restrict Travel Amid Coronavirus

Iran decided to close its borders to all foreign countries, as a precautionary measure for the coronavirus pandemic, the Interior Ministry of Iran announced. The latest move will be effective starting from March 27, until further notice, VisaGuide.World reports. “Entry into a city will be restricted to residents only, as verified by national ID cards, license plates and car insurance. Schools and universities will remain closed, as will parks, gardens, and other public spaces. All ceremonies, whether official or [...]

By | 2020-03-29T01:48:20+00:00 March 29th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, Iran Visa/Passport News|

Japan Restricts Non-Essential Travel Abroad Due to Coronavirus

The Japanese Government has asked its citizens to avoid all non-essential travel abroad, as they fight to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Japan’s Foreign Ministry has raised its travel advisory alert for the whole world to Level 2 (out of a four-level scale), marking the first time Japan has raised the travel alert so high. “The aim is to inform people who are planning to travel of the risks and prevent any trouble,” a [...]

By | 2020-03-27T19:30:25+00:00 March 27th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, Japan Visa/Passport News|

UK Temporary Closes Visa Application Center in Accra, Ghana

The United Kingdom has decided to temporarily close the visa application centre in Accra, Ghana, in a bid to curb the coronavirus outbreak, the UK government announced yesterday. The latest UK decision became effective immediately, for an indefinite period, therefore new applications will not be accepted from now on, the VisaGuide.World reports. “We are currently contacting any affected customers to cancel scheduled appointments and arrange the return or collection of passports,” the statement reads. All the information [...]

By | 2020-03-27T17:21:09+00:00 March 27th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, UK Visa/Passport News|

USCIS Extends Suspension of In-Person Visa Services Until April 7

The US Citizenship Immigration Services has extended the temporary suspension of in-person visa services at its asylum offices and Application Support Centers, until at least April 7, amid coronavirus pandemic, the USIC announced. On March 18, the USCIS reported that all in-person services have been suspended until April 1 due to the COVID-10 outbreak, but the extension will last for an indeterminate period, VisaGuide.World reports. "USCIS offices will reopen on April 7, unless the public closures are [...]

By | 2020-03-27T15:36:38+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, US Visa/Passport News|

New Zealand Explains Visa Extensions Amid Coronavirus

After the border closure due to coronavirus pandemic, New Zeland has now introduced visa extensions that will be applied under extreme circumstances, published on the New Zealand Immigration web. Extensions amid coronavirus ‘uncontrollable situation’ include humanitarian reasons, essential health workers, essential workers agreed by the Government, residence visa holders travelling to New Zealand, and Australian citizens and permanent residents who normally live in New Zealand, VisaGuide.World reads. Humanitarian cases, such as a family reunion, will be exempted [...]

UK Urges British Travellers to Return Home ‘Immediately’

The UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Dominic Raab has urged all Britons who are stranded abroad to return to the UK, while the commercial flights are still available. According to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), unprecedented changes were made to travel advice, initially for 30 days period. FCO last week revealed that essential international travel would be exempted from the changes applied in the new travel advice, VisaGuide.World reports. The announcement reads that as [...]

By | 2020-03-27T15:57:07+00:00 March 25th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, UK Visa/Passport News|

New Zealand Extends Temporary Visas Due to Coronavirus

Foreigners stranded in New Zealand whose temporary visas are will be expiring before April 1, will be eligible to extend them to late September, amid coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern announced at a press conference. "Travellers with a temporary work student visa and limited interim visa expiring before 1 April 2020, who are unable to leave NZ will be able to stay legally," Ardern pointed out, VisaGuide.World reports. Yesterday, Winston Peters, Foreign Minister [...]

Gambia and Senegal Close Their Borders Amid Coronavirus

Gambia and Senegal joined the list of African countries closing their borders, to slow the coronavirus global crisis. Both countries’ decisions will be valid for a period of 21 days, starting from Monday, March 23, 2020. “The government of the Republic of The Gambia and the Republic of Senegal has mutually agreed to close their border for 21 days in the bid to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19),” the Gambia statement reads. According to a press release, from [...]

By | 2020-03-27T16:03:45+00:00 March 24th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates|

Banned Travelers Will Have Their ESTA Canceled If They Attempt to Enter US

Every traveller coming from the countries under the US COVID-19 Travel Ban, who attempts to enter the US with an ESTA, will have the latter cancelled. After the US temporarily suspended entry for most individuals, Immigrants and Nonimmigrants, concluding they "pose a risk" of transmitting the coronavirus pandemic, travellers from countries under the Visa Waiver Program and the Coronavirus Travel Ban who attempt to enter will have their ESTA cancelled,  the official ESTA website highlighted in an [...]

By | 2020-03-27T16:06:39+00:00 March 24th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, US Visa/Passport News|

Philippines Bans Foreign Nationals from Entering Amid COVID-19

Most of the foreigners, excepting few categories, will be ineligible to enter the Philippines, due to the country’s decision to ban foreigners from entering in a bid to curb the coronavirus pandemic spread. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, 157 countries who currently have visa-free facilitation, will be temporarily banned to enter the Philippines as the country declared a health emergency throughout the whole country. This decision will not apply to foreign spouses and children who [...]