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Home Office Warns Britons to Check Their Passports Before Traveling to EU after Friday

The UK Home Office has warned Britons planning to travel to the European Union after Friday, April 12, to check their passports. According to a notice published on the official website of the British government, UK nationals may need to renew their passports in order to be able to travel after this week, in case..

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Austria Extends Border Controls for Hungary and Slovenia for Another Six Months

The Austrian Government has decided to extend the internal border checks with Slovenia and Hungary. The border controls, which were set to expire on May 11th, have been extended for at least another six months. In a letter to the European Commission, the Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl insisted that there is still a high..

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New Security Measures at Greek Airports for EU Nationals Entering or Leaving the Schengen Zone

Tougher passport controls are being carried out at the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” on EU nationals since April 7, by the Greek Police. These new systematic checks for all European Union citizens traveling from or to non-Schengen countries have been introduced because of the EU Regulation 2017/458, which [...]

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MEPs Back Schengen Code Update That Tightens Conditions for Internal Border Checks

Members of the European Union Parliament have voted on Thursday pro a revised Schengen Border code, which limits initial temporary checks to two months, instead of six. If the parliament approves the text in first reading in its next term, the maximum extension possible will be one year instead of two. The current Schengen Border..

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Survey reveals 41% of Americans wrongly believe they will soon need a visa to Europe – here’s why

More than two years after the European Union Commission proposed the establishment of the European Travel Information Authorization System (ETIAS), a huge share of those who will need it as of January 2021, are still not aware what an ETIAS actually is. With a lot of fake news floating on the internet and the lack..

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Deal or No-Deal, UK Nationals to Be Granted With a Schengen Visa Waiver On the Condition of Reciprocity

The EU ambassadors have backed an agreement on behalf of the Council with the European Parliament Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee to grant Britons with visa-free access to the European Schengen Area even in case of a no-deal Brexit. With 38 votes pro, eight against and three abstentions the LIBE committee showed their..

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Belarus Hopes to Reach a Visa Facilitation Agreement With EU Before the Increase of the Schengen Visa Price

The government of Belarus is hopeful that an agreement with the European Union on visa facilitation for Belarus citizens will be signed soon. Only recently, the Belarus Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko reiterated that Belarus is optimistic on the outcomes of the negotiations on the Schengen visa facilitation and readmission [...]

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EP Confirms Its Support for Kosovo Visa Liberalization – Council’s Agreement Is Compulsory for Further Steps

The European Parliament has once again confirmed its position towards the Kosovo visa liberalization issue. With a majority of 331 votes pro, 126 against and 12 abstentions, the Members of the European Parliament showed they are ready for negotiations with the Council so Kosovars can start traveling to the Schengen area visa-free as soon as..

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EU Parliament Urges the Termination of Golden Visa Schemes Run by Some EU Countries

A recommendation adopted on Tuesday by the European Parliament members urges the EU countries running golden visa and passport schemes to put them to an end. The recommendations were prepared by the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) of the EU Parliament, which for over a year has investigated, found..

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German Passport Remains the Most Powerful Among All EU Travel Documents

The German passport remains the most powerful travel document in the continent of Europe, and the fourth most powerful in the world. Despite losing its spot as the best passport to have last year, 12 months later German passport holders can visit 188 countries visa-free or by obtaining a visa-on-arrival. According to the latest update..

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