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Banknotes of Colour campaign gains steam in UK

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...

Costa Rica plans new polymer banknotes

The Central Bank of Costa Rica says it intends to introduce polymer versions of the CRC 2,000, CRC 5,000 and CRC 20,000 banknotes. Q Costa...

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...

Pennsylvania driver’s licences get 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...

Fiasco as UK abruptly 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...

Finland brings back border controls for 3 EU countries

The Finnish authorities have decided to reintroduce internal border controls for three European Union Member States in order to prevent another wave of COVID-19...

China threatens to stop recognising BNO passports

China has threatened to withdraw its recognition of British National Overseas (BNO) passports held by Hong Kong residents. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently said...

Solomon Islands banknote wins gold medal

The Solomon Islands’ newly launched SBD 5 polymer banknote has won a gold medal in the 2020 Print Industry Craftmanship Awards (PICA), an Australian...

UK passport application backlog reaches 400,000

A backlog of more than 400,000 UK passport applications has mounted due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to BBC, Home Office minister...

US consulates in Germany, Austria resume some services

The United States consulates in Germany and Austria have resumed limited visa services after having been closed due to COVID-19. Schengen Visa Info reports Germany...