Travel Archives - Hudson McKenzie


The U.S changes its travel rules

October 26, 2021 | News, Travel

A White House official has given confirmation that as of 8th November 2021, the regional Covid-19 travel bans implemented by the U.S will be replaced by a Covid vaccination requirement.  The US has had tough travel restrictions in place since last year when the pandemic hit. It, therefore, has come as some surprise for many

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Isreal extend the validity for experts on the short-term work visas

October 19, 2021 | Business, Immigration, Travel

B-1 Short Employment Authorization (SEA) visa holders can now stay longer in Isreal. Previously these visas were valid for 45 days annually, however, this has been extended to 90 days per calendar year. The B-1 visa allows expert foreign nationals who have a unique skill or knowledge to undertake urgent foreign work in Isreal.  Within

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Sri Lanka launches extended tourist visa

October 14, 2021 | News, Travel

  In an effort to boost the economy, Sri Lanka has introduced a new tourist visa that allows visitors to stay for up to 180 days. This is a jump from the original 90-day limit. Along with the extended tourist visa, a digital nomad visa has also been introduced in an attempt to attract travellers

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Greece introduces new digital nomad visa

October 6, 2021 | Immigration, News, Travel

Greece is joining other countries in introducing a digital nomad visa or remote working visa for foreign nationals who wish to live in Greece whilst working. This is the first visa of its kind to be launched in Greece. There is no doubt that the pandemic has changed the way in which we work and

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Oman launches long term residency scheme

October 6, 2021 | Immigration, News, Travel

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion of Oman has announced a new long term residency scheme for eligible foreign investors as of September 2021. Applicants are said to be able to apply for permits from the beginning of October.  Prior to this announcement, foreign nationals were only able to secure residency for a

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Relaxation of immigration rules in Vietnam

September 29, 2021 | Immigration, News, Travel

The Vietnamese government have issued a new resolution to relax certain immigration rules for individuals who fill skills gaps in order to build back the economy after Covid. Many other countries have initiated the same strategy. In Vietnam, concessions are being made for experts, specialists and technicians. How are the rules being relaxed? Proof of

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Rights of UK nationals visiting the EU

September 22, 2021 | News, Travel

Since the UK left the EU, the rules have changed for UK nationals visiting any country within the EU.  Now, when visiting an EU country, UK visitors may have to show their return or onward ticket along with proving they have enough money for the trip.  Tourists can stay in an EU country for 90

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What is the new England “winter plan”?

The “Covid-19 Response: Autumn and Winter” plan has been laid out by Parliament. Since the restrictions were lifted in July in England, the government has had to come up with a plan for the winter months to ensure that Covid cases do not overwhelm the NHS. The government have always emphasised that vaccines will help

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Is it the end of the UK travel traffic light system?

September 15, 2021 | COVID-19, News, Travel

Throughout 2020 and now 2021, travellers have been pulled from pillar to post with changing travel rules and restrictions, resulting in booking and cancelling flights at short notice. The UK government has proposed changes to the current travel traffic light system which are due to be announced in the coming weeks.  What are the current

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Portugal changes travel rules for UK tourists

September 9, 2021 | COVID-19, News, Travel

Travellers from the UK visiting Portugal will no longer be required to be fully vaccinated to avoid quarantine on arrival to Portugal. For UK tourists, a negative PCR test will be sufficient. The PCR test must be taken up to 72 hours before departure. These new rules will be in place from 16th September 2021. 

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Global citizenship and residence programmes

August 26, 2021 | Immigration, News, Travel

There are plenty of opportunities across the world to reside and gain citizenship. Many of these opportunities are aimed at those who can invest and provide value to countries.  At Hudson McKenzie, we assist applicants in applying for residence and citizenship programmes across the world including, but not limited to the following: Quebec immigrant investor

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Quarantine rules change for US and EU travellers

August 3, 2021 | News, Travel

As of 2nd August 2021, those who are fully vaccinated in the EU or US will not be required to quarantine on arrival in the UK. Instead, travellers will need to take a PRC test before departure as well as on the second day of arriving in the country. In order to avoid having to

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What are the international travel rules from amber list countries?

July 27, 2021 | COVID-19, News, Travel, UK Government

Since Monday 19th July the Covid restrictions have been lifted in the UK. As a result, the government is no longer recommending against travel to amber list countries. The amber list rules only apply to people who are fully vaccinated under a UK vaccination programme. Being fully vaccinated means that you must have had your

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Current rules on business travel to China

July 20, 2021 | COVID-19, Immigration, News, Travel

In March 2020 China suspended entry for foreigners; however, now, business travel to China is slowly increasing.  The current requirements for the business travel visa (M visa) are that you must either have: an “invitation letter” (known as a PU letter) or  have a valid APEC business travel card to be able to apply for

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Australia employment law changes 2021

July 14, 2021 | Employment, Immigration, Travel

Increase in wages The Fair Work Commission increased the minimum wage in Australia on 1st July 2021. The increase in the minimum wage has been staggered across industries in order to allow certain industries time to recover as a result of the pandemic. As such the last industries to increase wages for staff are the

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