LHA Travel Blog

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November 2020

  • PART 2: What to know about travel post Brexit (from the EU to the UK, and UK to the EU) - With the Brexit transition period ending on December 31st, 2020 at 11pm, here is what you can expect in your travels between the EU and the UK, as national of either the UK or an EU country, including Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, Andorra, San Marino and Vatican City (“UK et al”). The UK government […]
  • PART 1: Travel to the UK and its associated territories and countries post Brexit - In this four-part blog, we will look at the legal requirements and changes for visiting the UK and the EU (as a third country national and a UK national) as a result of Brexit, as well as update on the European Travel Information Authorization System for future travels.   The UK’s post-Brexit transition period ends by […]
  • Which countries are opening or are taking steps to reopen post-coronavirus? - Currently, this information is changing rapidly. While we endeavor to keep this post as up-to-date as possible, the most current information on Covid test requirements, vaccinations, travel authorizations, health forms, and other applicable health related travel information can be found through the API and on our webapp, Visa Adviser. Last Updated: 2 November, 2020 Countries […]

October 2020

  • Current Covid-19 Travel Risk Based on Destination - The United States’ Center for Disease Control (CDC) assigns color-coded risk levels to each global travel destination: Red (risk is high), Orange (risk is moderate), Yellow (risk is low), Gray (no travel notice – risk is very low), and Dark Gray (no information available). The CDC ascertains the level of risk based on the rate […]
  • Renewing your passport in the time of Covid-19 - As a globe trotter, you may be grounded, by Covid restrictions or by choice, so many of you may be turning towards house-keeping matters such as passport renewals. Staycations may be satisfactory temporarily, but you may want to venture off once you feel confident that Covid-19 is behind you. With a passport issued for 10 […]

September 2020

  • Working remotely visas - After many months of working from home, you’ve likely considered that, in the future, working from home could mean working from anywhere. You might have dreamed of moving someplace closer to your birth-home, closer to the beach, or, perhaps, somewhere with a mountain vista. If you are particularly daring, you might have even dreamt about […]
  • Countries Requiring Covid Tests on Arrival - September 20, 2020 Like most people, you are probably grounded and not looking to return to travel soon. However, if you are one of the few who is leaving your home country, it is important to be aware of which countries will require Covid testing on arrival. Whether you are have a voucher that needs […]

August 2020

  • Top trends in visa issuance under Covid-19 - Travel, and therefore visa, restrictions have become a way of life as the coronavirus pandemic continues into the late summer. However, for some, visa-based travel is still a requirement, particularly as countries try to balance the risks of allowing foreigners to enter their countries with the necessity for economic re-stabilization. In this post, we outline […]
  • Travel and Outbreaks: an update - In addition to Covid-19, currently there are ongoing global outbreaks of the Measles, and for certain regions: Malaria, Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Polio, Ebola, Dengue, Rubella, Monkeypox, Meningococcal disease, Lassa Fever, Chikungunya, and XDR Typhoid.  Most of these regional outbreaks occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. Polio, Yellow Fever, Meningococcal disease, Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, and […]

July 2020

  • Visas that are still being processed under Covid - Globally, visa-issuance was suspended starting in March as countries closed their borders. Exceptions to this policy were only made for humanitarian and emergency cases, or for essential workers such as cargo crew and medical personnel. As countries are reopening however, many embassies and consulates are resuming visa interviews and issuance to the general public. The […]
  • Summer vacation and covid: where can you go? - You, like many, might be wondering where in the world you can go simply for pleasure — or, perhaps, an escape from your living room? Here we have your comprehensive of countries that are open for tourism and do not require a quarantine — as ‘in quarantine’ would be an awful way to spend your […]
  • United States’ Temporary Suspension of Certain Work Visas (Residency, H-1B, H-2B, J, and L visas) - On June 22, 2020, President Trump’s administration issued a proclamation suspending the entry of foreigners with certain permanent visas and temporary visas, mostly work related. Below we provide a summary of the proclamation, as well as a link to the full document. Why was this proclamation made? Citing the current 13.3 percent unemployment rate in the […]

May 2020

  • A Guide to Coronavirus-Related Travel Restriction for Every Country in the World - Last Updated: 31 May 2020 Nearly every country in the world at this stage has closed their border to non-essential visitors.  With most flights cancelled and citizens staying home, most countries have focused their attention on internal affairs. Having compiled the travel restrictions for every country in the world, these are the top three trends […]
  • Post-Pandemic International Travel Survey - About a week ago, LHA Travel sought to understand how international travelers are coming to terms with the coronavirus outbreak by sending out a survey to a focus group of approximately 50 international travelers. Due to the small sample size, the focus group was not intended to represent the entire global travel population. However, we […]

April 2020

  • What countries require a face mask? - UPDATED: 13 June 2020 Face masks have become the new normal for many countries. Even as countries are gradually easing their coronavirus, stay-at-home restrictions, many are only allowing people back into public spaces if they wear face masks to protect themselves and others from spreading/contracting the respiratory conditions. In addition, the World Health Organization recommends […]