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.

World’s 13 Most Isolated Nations in Terms of Travel

The Japanese and Singaporean passports have proved to be world's best to have for traveling without the hurdles of getting a pre-entry visa, for several years now. Followed by European countries like Germany and Finland, travelers holding such passports are lucky, as the number of visa-free countries they can visit are around 190 out of 227 travel destinations, a number that continuously grows for them. Yet, on the other end of the travel freedom spectrum are placed [...]

By | 2020-01-21T15:02:32+00:00 January 21st, 2020|Tips|

UAE Passport Remains the Historic Success Story of Henley Passport Index

The passport of the United Arab Emirates has once again proved to be the most improved passport in the world in the last ten years, becoming one of the best passports to have in 2020, among renowned Asian and European passports. According to the Henley Passport Index, a ranking of the passports of 199 countries, published by Henley & Partners, a firm focused on residence and citizenship planning, the UAE passport as one of the most powerful [...]

By | 2020-01-20T13:30:25+00:00 January 20th, 2020|United Arab Emirates Visa/Passport News|

Japan and Singapore Dominate When it Comes to Passport Power in 2020

The best passport to possess in 2020 is the Japanese passport, as its holders can now travel to 191 countries out of 227 visa-free or with a visa-on-arrival, without going through the hurdles of getting a pre-entry visa, what makes the Japanese passport the best to have for the third consecutive year. The latest rankings show that Singapore sits second with visa-free access to 190 countries, while South Korea is listed third with visa-free access to 189 [...]

By | 2020-01-20T10:47:14+00:00 January 20th, 2020|Japan Visa/Passport News|

Australia Declines Visa-Free Immigration Deal With UK

Australia has cut off Britain’s hopes to establish full free movement with the Oceanian country, as the Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham asserted this week that such an agreement would cause an exodus of highly trained Australian workers to the UK and an influx of unskilled British workers. According to Minister Birmingham, as Australia is not in full negotiating mode with the UK on the trade deal, Australian govt is still waiting to see what the UK [...]

By | 2020-01-17T14:56:47+00:00 January 17th, 2020|Australia Visa/Passport News|

Cyprus Steps Up Efforts to Join US Visa Waiver Program

Cyprus has accelerated its efforts to join the US Visa Waiver Program, so that its citizens can visit the United States visa-free, by establishing a working group together with Washington, the main duty of which is to expedite the issue. Only this week, the Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Interior Minister Nicos Nourish, and Justice Minister of Justice George Savvides conducted a meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl C. Risch, during a [...]

By | 2020-01-17T11:05:42+00:00 January 17th, 2020|Cyprus Visa/Passport News, US Visa/Passport News|

Saudi Arabia Clarifies Rules of Facilitated Entry for Schengen, UK, and US Visas Holders

The Saudi authorities have defined the rules of entry for holders of valid visas granted by one of the Schengen Member countries, the United Kingdom or the United States after they first announced in October last year that holders of these visas will soon be eligible to enter Saudi Arabia under tourism purposes without pre-entry visas. The General Authority for Tourism & National Heritage has announced at the beginning of this year that tourists of all nationalities [...]

By | 2020-01-16T11:33:28+00:00 January 16th, 2020|Saudi Arabia Visa/Passport News|

UAE to Launch Five-Year Multiple-Entry Tourist Visas

Tourists of all nationalities in need of a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates will soon be able to apply for a multiple-entry visa valid for five years, as the Arab country moves on to boost tourism and income from this industry. First announced in October 2018, the decision to extend the validity of these visas was taken during the first meeting of the UAE Cabinet in 2020 known as the Year of Preparation, meant to [...]

By | 2020-01-16T10:16:04+00:00 January 16th, 2020|United Arab Emirates Visa/Passport News|

Philippines Bans Two US Senators – Threatens with Tightening of Entry Rules for Americans

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has banned two United States senators from entering the Philippines and has warned it would tighten entry procedures for Americans traveling to the Philippines if the US continues to criticize the Duterte government over the detention of a top government critic. “We will not sit idly if they continue to interfere with our processes as a sovereign state,” Philippine presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo announced. He made such statements throughout a news conference, following [...]

By | 2020-01-09T11:04:14+00:00 January 9th, 2020|Philippines Visa/Passport News|

Bahrain to Reduce Tourist Visa Fees by Over 50%

Travelers wishing to pay a visit to Bahrain and in need of visitor visas will now pay less than half of what they had to so far to enter the island country. The government of the Kingdom of Bahrain has decided to slash visa fees in half, in a bid to attract a higher number of tourists, by making it cheaper to get aa Bahraini entry visa. According to Government, the one-year visa fee price for tourists [...]

By | 2020-01-08T18:30:09+00:00 January 6th, 2020|Bahrain Visa/Passport News|

Dutch Politician Wants to Scrap Visa Liberalization for Albania If It Starts Selling Citizenship

A Dutch politician wants the Prime Minister of Netherlands to take Albania’s plans to start selling citizenship seriously, and to be prepared for taking measures in case the latter starts running the scheme it announced recently. Pieter Omtzigt, a Dutch politician, a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal and a Member of the Parliament, has tabled ten questions related to Albania's recently announced plans to start running a scheme that sells passports to foreigners, in exchange of [...]

By | 2019-12-27T17:14:00+00:00 December 27th, 2019|Albania Visa/Passport News|