Schengen Area

Students, Academics & Businesspersons from Schengen Area, Ireland & UK Allowed to Travel to US

The United States has decided to allow certain travellers from the 26 Schengen Area countries, Ireland and the United Kingdom to enter its territory, after they all were banned from entering back in March, amid the Coronavirus outbreak in Europe. The Department of State has announced that business travellers, investors, treaty traders, academics, and students may now qualify to enter the US under the National Interest Exceptions, which allows travel for these categories asserting it will assist with [...]

By |2020-07-19T19:43:42+02:00July 19th, 2020|Schengen Area, US Visa/Passport News|

More EU Countries Asking Travellers for COVID-19 Negative Test Results

A certificate that proves that persons tested negative for the Coronavirus pandemic upon their arrival on a specific country may be the key for a “safe reopening of the EU borders”. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which infected more than 7,000,000 persons worldwide, a large share of European countries has imposed entry bans and travel restrictions in a bid to stop the further spread of the virus. But when it comes to the lifting of restriction,s some [...]

By |2020-06-10T08:57:28+02:00June 9th, 2020|Schengen Area|

EU Seals Off External Borders of Schengen Area for 30 Days Due to Coronavirus

As of today, all Schengen Area external borders have been shut down in an attempt to of the EU block to prevent a further spread of the novel COVID-19 . The decision was taken yesterday evening in a videoconference on COVID 19 held between the Members of the European Council, in order to follow up on previous conclusions of 10 March 2020 together with the ECB President, the President of the Eurogroup and the High Representative. In [...]

By |2020-03-27T16:31:56+02:00March 18th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, Schengen Area|

2017 Marks the Best year for European Airports Since 2004

Air passenger traffic has marked the fastest growth in the last 13 years during 2017. According to a report released by European Airport Trade Association - ACI EUROPE, the air passenger traffic has seen a growth of 30 percent over the past 5 years. The report shows the air passenger traffic at non-EU airports reached an average increase of +11.4 percent in comparison to a decrease of -0.9 percent in 2016. On the other hand, European Union [...]

By |2019-08-03T15:24:10+02:00February 9th, 2018|Schengen Area|

Germany backs Bulgaria’s bid to join Schengen

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Saturday, January 20 in Sofia, where they discussed the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union as well as topical issues from the political agenda. During a press conference after the meeting, Chancellor Merkel expressed her belief in front of journalists that the currently presiding over the EU country, would soon partially join the border-free area. "We have been [...]

By |2019-08-26T08:52:31+02:00January 23rd, 2018|Bulgaria Visa/Passport News, Schengen Area|