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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]