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Nigeria has 21% drop in visitors to USA

The United States of America’s travel measures taken against Nigeria in 2019, are starting to have a clear effect. Data from the US travel and...

Trump reduces visa length for Israelis

President Donald Trump’s administration has reduced the periods that Israelis may use visas for investment, work and study purposes in the United States. Ynet reports...

Hong Kong notes to feature tea gatherings, butterflies

Hong Kong will soon launch new HK$20 and HK$50 banknotes. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) says the banknotes will be launched on 14 January;...

Nearly 1 million Irish passports issued in 2019

Almost 1 million Irish passports were issued in 2019. The Guardian reports that the figure is a new record and represents a 7% increase on...

France to drop CFA franc in West Africa

A new common currency in West Africa – known as the ECO – will be launched in 2020. CNN reports that the ECO will replace...

Brexit: record-breaking surge of Brits seeking EU passports

After Boris Johnson’s recent election, the UK is most definitely leaving the EU at the end of January 2020. Quartz reports that the latest data...

Greatest passports of the decade

This past decade, we have witnessed the rise of many new trends and the unfortunate fall of past triumphs. But when it comes to...

Turkey partially lifts visa requirements for Algerians

Turkey issued a presidential decree exempting certain Algerian citizens from having to obtain travel visas when visiting the country. The decision, published in Turkey's Official...

India eases regulations for reissue of OCI cards

Last Wednesday the Indian government relaxed certain Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) regulations for the reissue of a passport for those below 20 years...

Myanmar visa regulations relaxed for five countries

Tourists from the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Hungary and Austria will be able to receive a visa on arrival upon entering the country...