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 [...]

By |2021-04-10T21:05:04+02:00April 10th, 2021|Germany Visa/Passport News|

Germany Closes Half of Its Borders in a Bid to Curb Coronavirus

The Federal German Minister of Interior Horst Seehofer has decided to reintroduce border controls in at the checkpoints with five other Schengen countries, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Denmark in a bid to fight a further spread of the novel CVOID-19. The decision was taken on Sunday and started implementing on Monday at 8 am. “The spread of the coronavirus is progressing quickly and aggressively…one of the most important measures will be to cut off the chain [...]

China Rejects Visas to German MPs Over Human Rights Criticism

Critical statements over China's human rights issues have cost to two groups of German lawmakers with their visas. According to the Bundestag, the German Parliament, its human rights committee has been denied entry to Beijing, Tibet and the western region of Xinjiang. At the same time the digital affairs committee has annulled a scheduled trip to China after another MP, Margarete Bause, is barred for speaking out on China’s rights record. “The message is plain and simple: [...]

By |2019-08-22T10:02:05+02:00August 21st, 2019|China Visa/Passport News, Germany Visa/Passport News|

Germany Remains Top Favorite for EU Blue Card Applicants

Despite an overall continuously increasing number of EU Blue Card applications since the program was introduced six years ago, Germany is still the top favorite country for highly skilled migrants. A report published recently by Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) shows that Germany has issued 85% of the total number of Blue Cards granted by the EU countries since 2012, which is 104,000 Blue Cards. “In a comparison of all EU countries, Germany is [...]

By |2020-01-17T17:30:50+02:00June 11th, 2019|Germany Visa/Passport News, Schengen Visa News|

German Passport Holders Can Now Travel to Uzbekistan Visa-Free

Tourists from Germany can now enter Uzbekistan without the need to obtain a visa prior to their trip. On January 15, Germany moves to the Uzbekistan visa-exempt countries and thus joins several other world countries. Previously, the visa free regime for Germany was set to come into force on January 1, which was later postponed for two weeks. The move to open the doors to German passport holders to enter the country visa free was taken by [...]

Germany to relax immigration laws to fill skilled labor gaps

The German Interior, Labour and Economy ministries have agreed to facilitate the process of getting a job and moving to Germany for skilled workers. The idea behind the move is to fill job shortages in the largest European economy. According to the Federal Labour Office, currently 1.2 million jobs remain unfilled in the Federal Republic of Germany. Reportedly, the German cabinet will soon decide on the proposal by the German Interior, Labour and Economy ministries, to make [...]

By |2019-08-03T15:20:36+02:00August 23rd, 2018|Germany Visa/Passport News|

Sanctioned Putin ally Vladimir Yakunin granted German visa

Russian public figure Vladimir Ivanovich Yakunin has recently been granted with a National Visa by the German authorities. The German work visa permits him to unlimitedly stay and work inside the country, as well as to travel throughout the whole Schengen Area. It also permits the 70-year-old to apply for an EU Blue Card. Dmitry Klochkov, the municipal deputy of Moscow posted on Facebook a photo of Yakunin while he was leaving the visa section of the [...]

By |2019-08-03T15:20:36+02:00August 22nd, 2018|Germany Visa/Passport News|

German Parliament Extends Bill on Refugee Family Reunification

The German parliament has voted pro the lifting of the suspension of family reunification for migrants with subsidiary status. The bill, which foresees the lifting of the ban on August 1, passed after a heated debate among all parties, with 376 of the German Bundestag members voting pro and the 248 others against. The moratorium permits a maximum of one thousand additional refugees to settle in Germany per month, provided they are direct relatives of refugees already living [...]

By |2019-08-03T15:24:26+02:00February 2nd, 2018|Germany Visa/Passport News|

Around 5 Times Less Asylum Seekers in Germany in 2017 Compared to 2015

The number of asylum-seekers coming to Germany is the lowest in last three years, annual statistics released by the Interior Ministry of Germany show. The number has fallen by 66% year-on-year, meaning that almost 5 times less people have sought asylum in Germany in 2017 compared to 2015. While in 2015 the Federal Republic of Germany welcomed 890,000 refugees, in 2016 the numbers had sharply decreased to 280,000 asylum seekers. Those seeking asylum in Germany seems to [...]

By |2019-08-03T15:24:26+02:00January 31st, 2018|Germany Visa/Passport News|

Germany’s passport remains world’s most potent, followed by Singapore’s

For the fifth year in a row, the German passport has been named as the most powerful passport in the world. German passport holders are welcomed 177 countries without a visa, making it one country more than last year. The European country is followed by Singapore, a sovereign city-state and island-country in Southeast Asia. Those possessing a passport of Singapore can visit just one country less than Germans, out of a possible 218. A list which ranks [...]

By |2019-08-03T15:24:54+02:00January 12th, 2018|Germany Visa/Passport News|
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