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 |2021-08-03T17:09:37+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|

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|

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 [...]

By |2021-04-12T10:13:19+02:00April 12th, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

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 [...]

By |2021-03-08T13:26:17+02:00March 8th, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

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 [...]

By |2021-03-03T18:26:27+02:00March 3rd, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Government Launches Digital Process for Hong Kong BN(O) Visa

All persons interested in applying for the Hong Kong BN(O) visa with biometric passports will be eligible to do so from a smartphone app in order to scan their passport. Persons will be able to fill an application within the United Kingdom or overseas, and all British National Overseas BN (O), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) or European Economic Area (EEA) biometric passport holders will be able to submit their biometrics as well as to validate [...]

By |2021-02-24T15:29:27+02:00February 24th, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Opens New Visa Route for Hong Kong BN(O) Status Holders

The United Kingdom has opened its doors to migrants coming from Hong Kong through the new visa for residents coming from Hong Kong’s territory after the Chinese authorities’ imposed the National Security Law in Hong Kong last year, which the UK believes is in breach of its commitments under international law. “The visa reflects the UK’s historical and moral commitment to the people of Hong Kong who have had their rights and freedoms restricted,” reads a statement of the [...]

By |2021-02-02T18:18:21+02:00February 2nd, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Closes All Travel Corridors, Obliges Arrivals to Self Isolate for 10 Days

All persons arriving in the UK must undergo a period of ten days in quarantine, as the country has closed all its travel corridors until February 15, the UK government has announced. The decision has also been announced by Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who stressed that the recent decision comes in an effort to protect the country against new contagious variants of the Coronavirus pandemic, VisaGuide.World reports. Persons arriving in the United Kingdom's territory by train, [...]

By |2021-05-12T11:01:26+02:00January 18th, 2021|Coronavirus News and Updates, UK Visa/Passport News|
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