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Italy simplifies Schengen Visa for Algerians

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The Italian Embassy in Algeria is planning to make it easier for Algerians to apply for a Schengen Visa. The embassy says this decision has...

Kenya vows to ease climate change threats with Smart ID

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Kenya is issuing smart identity cards aimed at protecting the environment. Fishing communities along the East African country’s north coast will be the first to...

EU agrees to give the UK ‘flextension’

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The European Union has agreed to give the United Kingdom three more months to exit the bloc. “The EU27 has agreed that it will accept...

Nigeria gets three new visa types

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Nigeria is introducing three new visa categories. The Nigerian Immigration Service will soon introduce the various categories of visas as part of a visa reform. Mohammad...

Brazil eases up on visa requirements for some visas

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his country will drop its requirement that visiting Chinese and Indian tourists or businesspeople obtain visas. Bolsonaro made this announcement...

Romanian national passport

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The Romanian e-passport went into circulation in January 2019. It contains a RFID chip and is valid for 10 years. It also meets the...

Ukraine’s new UAH 1000 banknote

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The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has introduced the new banknote of 1000 hryvnias. The new banknote features the portrait of Volodymyr Vernadsky, the famous...
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Cyprus in hot water over ‘golden passport’

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An investigation is underway after foreign investors were granted a so-called “golden passport” for Cyprus. The government will investigate whether these investors met the passport...

Croatia gets green light to join Schengen Area

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The European Commission says Croatia is well on its way to join the Schengen Area. The commission, which is an executive branch of the European...

Thailand’s waiver of visa-on-arrival fee gets extension

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The Thai government will extend the waiving of visa-on-arrival fee for another six months to boost the number of foreign tourists to the country. Asia...