Germany, Austria extend border controls
The German Ministry of Interior has decided to extend border controls with Austria for another six months. Schengen Visa Info reports the ministry determined that...
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...
US consulates in Germany, Austria resume 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...
Austria steps up COVID-19 border checks
Austria is strengthening its border controls with the help of the military as coronavirus cases rise in the Western Balkans. Euronews reports anyone entering Austria...
Italians not yet welcome in Austria
Austrian authorities have opened their borders to nationals of its neighbouring countries after keeping them closed for more than two months due to the...
Austria braces for passport rush
Austria is expecting a “significant increase” in applications for new passports by citizens in 2020. Austrian broadcaster ORF reports the rush is anticipated as every...
Building a house of cards
The widespread use of smart cards in today’s society means that the banking and identity industries order billions of them every year. Card manufacturers...
Taiwan remains in US visa waiver programme
Taiwan will remain in the American visa waiver programme (VWP), the East Asian state’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced. The conformation came in a...