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.

45 World Countries Recognise Chinese Sinovac Vaccine for Travel Amid COVID-19

As the vast majority of countries all over the world have decided to open up for international travelers, most of them still keep in place measures depending on the type of vaccine travelers have been immunized with. Currently, all countries recognize proof of vaccination with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which are Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson and Johnson. However, the case is not the same with other vaccines, such as [...]

By |2021-08-03T12:35:56+02:00August 3rd, 2021|Worldwide Passport & Visa News and Updates|

UK Passport Validity Checker for Travel to EU Is Launched After Home Office Takes Down Its Defective Checker

After the United Kingdom’s Home Office took down a tool for checking passport validity for travelers, which had caused travel chaos for thousands of Brits due to a defect, VisaGuide.World has created a tool that enables every non-EU national to check whether his or her passport is valid for travel to the EU. The checker has been developed by experts and offers correct information, completely based on the EU’s entry rules. To use the checker, please insert [...]

By |2021-07-29T10:34:35+02:00July 29th, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK to End Amber List Quarantine For Vaccinated Persons on July 19

Authorities in the United Kingdom have abolished the mandatory quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated UK residents wishing to enter England after visiting countries included in the UK's amber travel list. In addition, from July 19, the UK's authorities will no longer advise its citizens against travel to countries that are included on the amber list, VisaGuide.World reports. However, Britons living in other countries will not be able to prove their vaccine status if they have been vaccinated [...]

By |2021-07-09T14:06:28+02:00July 9th, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

Australia Introduces New Changes to Visa Migration Program That Will Impact Int’l Students, Skilled Migrants & Permanent Residents

Australia's government has unfolded its new Migrant program for 2021-2022, amid the ongoing pandemic, which will particularly affect international students, partners of Australian citizens or permanent residents, skilled migrants, and those planning to live and work in Australia permanently. The new program came as a measure taken in response to the Coronavirus pandemic situation, VisaGuide.World reports. Australia's authorities have announced that the program for 2021-2022 will be retained at 160,000, taking into account 79,600 places for the [...]

By |2021-07-05T09:44:28+02:00July 5th, 2021|Australia Visa/Passport News|

Canada Lost $59.2 Billion in 2020 Due to Travel & Tourism Restrictions

A total of $59.2 billion financial loss and a 53 percent decrease in contribution to GDP has been caused by the Coronavirus pandemic to Canada’s travel and tourism sector last year. In addition, the devastating situation provoked by the COVID-19 left 373,000 people engaged in the country’s travel and tourism sector jobless, facing many difficulties, VisaGuide.World reports. According to WTTC’s Senior Vice President, Virginia Messina, such losses revealed by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) ’s [...]

By |2021-06-08T14:23:25+02:00June 8th, 2021|Canada Visa/Passport News|

Biden’s Administration to Facilitate & Expand Legal Immigration Process

Citizens of worldwide countries wishing to live in the United States could soon be subject to simpler and shorter procedures in order to reach their goal, as the latter’s government is seeking to make the immigration process more accessible. The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has unveiled his plans to expand the legal immigration system, according to a 46-page draft blueprint obtained by the New York Times, VisaGuide.World reports. “Potential immigrants will have a better [...]

By |2021-06-03T11:03:23+02:00June 3rd, 2021|US Visa/Passport News|

Plan on Domestic Vaccine Passports Likely to Be Dropped in UK

The United Kingdom's government has announced that it will not make COVID-19 passports a legal requirement for mass events. Even though many European countries are introducing digital passports as the safest and most helpful way to restore the travel and tourism industry ahead of the summer season, authorities in the UK do not support such an initiative, VisaGuide.World reports. According to some British officials working on the review of the Coronavirus status documents, there is no chance [...]

By |2021-06-02T16:24:32+02:00June 2nd, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK to Introduce Digital Visa to Keep Records of People Entering & Leaving the Country

Persons who do not have a visa or immigration status and wish to travel to the United Kingdom may soon have to apply for electronic travel authorization (ETA), which would determine the eligibility of travelers for the UK in advance. The UK’s Home Secretary Priti Patel has confirmed that the country is attempting to create a new system that will be similar to the United States’ digital visa system ESTA in order to register the number of [...]

By |2021-05-25T13:34:37+02:00May 25th, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

US & China Remain World’s Biggest Travel & Tourism Markets Despite 40% & 60% Decrease in GDP

Ten of the world's most significant travel and tourism markets suffered the biggest financial collapse in 2020 due to travel restrictions and "unnecessary and crushing" quarantines, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed in its recent report. Despite suffering a 41 per cent decrease in the gross domestic product (GDP), the United States managed to be the largest global travel and tourism market, in 2020, VisaGuide.World reports. WTTC previously warned that the US risked losing [...]

By |2021-05-14T13:47:01+02:00May 14th, 2021|China Visa/Passport News, US Visa/Passport News|

UK – India Sign Agreement to Boost Work Visas for Indians

Home Secretary Priti Patel and Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishanka have signed the ‘Migration and Mobility Partnership,’ through which young professionals of both countries could benefit by living and working in the other. In addition, the UK government’s immigration scheme aims to enhance cooperation on combating immigration, fraud, and crime and attract the best and brightest individuals from India and countries worldwide to study, work and live in Britain VisaGuide.World reports. “The new partnership with [...]

By |2021-05-09T19:07:25+02:00May 9th, 2021|US Visa/Passport News|
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