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Increased demand for holographics amid C-19

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) says the international market for holography continues to hold-up despite the impact of COVID-19, with strong confidence that...
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Brazil to issue new banknote

Brazil’s central bank says it will issue a new BRL 200 banknote – which is the currency’s largest denomination – next month. The bank says...
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EU ‘safe list’ now down to 12 countries

The European Union Council has narrowed down its list of epidemiologically safe third-countries whose residents may enter its Member States. Schengen Visa Info reports the...
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China issues Forbidden City coins

China is going to issue a set of gold and silver coins to honour the 600th anniversary of the founding of the Forbidden City. The...
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‘Global air traffic will not recover until 2024’

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says global air traffic will not return to pre-coronavirus levels until at least 2024, a year later than...
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Austria’s travel ban on 32 ‘risk’ countries

Austrian authorities have decided to impose travel restrictions on 32 countries where coronavirus cases are increasing, in an effort to stop the further spread...
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UK Banknotes Colour campaign gains steam

Black, Asian and minority ethnic figures are set to feature on British banknotes and coins for the first time. Sunday Telegraph reports Rishi Sunak, Chancellor...
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France makes C-19 testing mandatory for 16 countries

French authorities have decided to make coronavirus testing compulsory for travellers arriving from 16 countries where COVID-19 cases are rising. Citizens of the following countries...
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Pennsylvania driver’s licences third gender option

Pennsylvanians will now be able to choose a third option as a gender designation on their driver's licences. York Daily Record reports the state’s Department...
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UK imposes Spain quarantine rule

Dominic Raab, UK Foreign Secretary, has defended the "swift decision" to require travellers arriving in the UK from Spain to quarantine for 14 days. Raab...

Pre-2021 Liberian Banknotes No Longer Legal Tender by 3/31/24

All Liberian banknotes dated before 2021 will cease to be legal tender on March 31, 2021, according to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). The...

Coming Soon: 100 and 200-Krone Updated Danish Banknotes

The Danmarks Nationalbank continues to update its 2009 Series of banknotes. The first of the upgraded banknotes, called the 2009A Series, was the new...

LIVE BLOG: Oklahoma Mobile ID App Decommissioned and more news…

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Greece Has Begun Issuing a New Generation Passport

Greece has launched a New Generation Passport, with a new design and advanced security features. The Hellenic Police Headquarters, National Passport and Secure Document...

Solomon Islands’ Sophisticated New 50 & 100 Dollar Banknotes

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has issued new, upgraded $50 and $100 banknotes. The new notes have been in circulation since December 28, 2023. The traditions...