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UK Lost £148 Billion in 2020 Due to Travel & Tourism Restrictions

The United Kingdom suffered a £148 billion financial loss and a 62.3 percent decline in contribution to the country's GDP last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic situation. In addition, the crisis provoked by the virus left 307,000 persons working in the travel and tourism sector jobless in 2020, VisaGuide.World reports. These conclusions have been reached by research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and presented on the annual Economic Impact Report (EIR). In [...]

UK Lost £148 Billion in 2020 Due to Travel & Tourism Restrictions2021-04-12T10:13:19+02:00

Germany Lost €161 Billion Due to Travel & Tourism Restrictions Imposed Last Year

A total of €161 billion financial loss and 46.9 percent decrease in contribution to GDP in Germany’s travel and tourism sector last year have resulted from the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak, due to which international travel has frozen for over 13 months now, causing a devastating situation for this sector, among others. In addition, the crisis provoked by the deadly virus last year left 441,000 persons engaged in the travel and tourism sector across the country jobless, facing [...]

Germany Lost €161 Billion Due to Travel & Tourism Restrictions Imposed Last Year2021-04-10T21:05:04+02:00

USCIS: Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process for H-1B Visas Completed

The United States Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it received enough applications during the initial registration period in order to reach the 2022 fiscal year cap for the Person in Specialty Occupation Visa, known as H-1B visa. Through the H-1B visa, internationals engaged in different fields are permitted to temporary work in some US companies. The US authorities issue 85,000 new H-1B visas yearly for all persons interested in working as architects, doctors, lawyers, accountants, etc., [...]

USCIS: Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process for H-1B Visas Completed2021-04-05T12:14:29+02:00

UAE Approves Issuance of Remote Work & Multi-Entry Tourist Visas

The United Arab Emirates government has approved two new visas, the remote work visa that will permit employees from all countries worldwide to live and work in the country for one year and the multiple-entry tourist visa granted to nationals of all world countries. The decisions came after a meeting of the cabinet chaired by the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who stressed [...]

UAE Approves Issuance of Remote Work & Multi-Entry Tourist Visas2021-03-26T14:14:10+02:00

Qantas’ Director: Many Governments Consider Making Vaccination “a Condition of Entry”

Vaccines may become mandatory for international travelers, as the government will insist on this issue, the Chief Executive of Australian airline Qantas, Alan Joyce, has declared for the BBC. Joyce mentioned the fact that the vaccines against the Coronavirus pandemic are being considered essential by many governments worldwide to revive the tourism industry, which last year marked a 75.6 percent decrease in the number of international travelers, VisaGuide.World reports. Whether it is a good idea or not, [...]

Qantas’ Director: Many Governments Consider Making Vaccination “a Condition of Entry”2021-03-22T10:22:29+02:00

USCIS May Reopen H-1B Petitions Rejected Previously by Trump Administration

The Biden administration has unfolded its plans to reopen H-1B petitions that have previously been denied due to three rescinded Trump policy memos. Such announcement has brought hope to many Indian professionals, who are the largest national group of applicants or the US H-1B visa program, obtaining nearly two-thirds of the total of 85,000 H-1B visas issued annually, as well as other internationals interested in working in the US companies, in different fields such as professors, doctors, [...]

USCIS May Reopen H-1B Petitions Rejected Previously by Trump Administration2021-03-17T15:49:07+02:00

England Imposes Compulsory Form for International Travel to Prevent Illegal Trips

England’s citizens who wish to travel abroad from March 8 will be obliged to fill a “Declaration to Travel” form; otherwise, they will be prohibited from traveling, and even face a £200 fine. Before traveling, England citizens must download the form available at the UK’s government website, VisaGuide.World reports. “Police have been stepping up their presence at ports and airports in recent weeks. Officers will be conducting spot checks and have the power to ask travelers to [...]

England Imposes Compulsory Form for International Travel to Prevent Illegal Trips2021-03-08T13:26:17+02:00

UK Global Travel Taskforce to Introduce Plan for Safe Return of International Travel

The United Kingdom's government is seeking to restart international travel safely and sustainably. The plan has been discussed by Britain's Secretary of State Grant Shapps during the first meeting of the new Global Travel Taskforce. The task force's work and how international travel could be safely restored have been discussed by several UK government departments, transport operators, industry bodies, and travel agencies, VisaGuide.World reports. The current plan includes developing a framework that would ease the international travel [...]

UK Global Travel Taskforce to Introduce Plan for Safe Return of International Travel2021-03-03T18:26:27+02:00

Australia Extends International Travel Ban Until June 17

Australia's government has decided to extend its international travel ban until June 17, 2021, due to the rough spread of the Coronavirus disease and its new strains in other territories, the country's Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced. According to the Minister, the rest of the world "continues to pose an unacceptable public health risk" to Australia's borders, VisaGuide.World reports. On March 17, authorities in Australia imposed the travel ban in an effort to contain the further [...]

Australia Extends International Travel Ban Until June 172021-03-03T17:45:57+02:00

Biden Reverses Trump Ban on Certain Family Members of US Citizens & Residents

The United States President Joe Biden has decided to lift the ban that prohibited many diversity visa applicants from entering the country, stressing that keeping the doors closed on legal immigration did not help the United States. "It harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here," Biden pointed out in the proclamation, removing the previous proclamation, VisaGuide.World reports. In April last year, [...]

Biden Reverses Trump Ban on Certain Family Members of US Citizens & Residents2021-02-26T14:22:57+02:00