Archives

Qatar Waives Visa Entry Requirements Effective Immediately for Citizens of 80 Countries

Visa requirements for entry into the country of Qatar have been waived for the citizens of 80 different countries effective immediately — meaning that if you are a citizen of one of those countries, you will no longer be required to apply for a visa nor pay for it in order to visit Qatar.

Instead of applying for a visa and paying for it, a multi-entry waiver will be issued free of charge at the port of entry upon presentation of a…

Read More

  • 1

I Tested the New Relaxed Visa Requirements of Belarus. Here is What Happened…

If you had been hoping to visit Belarus — whose capital city is Minsk — and you are a citizen of one of 80 countries of which visa requirements have been relaxed, you are in luck, as visa requirements were relaxed effective as of Sunday, February 12, 2017…

…but there are a few “catches” about which you should know upon establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals, according to…

Read More

  • 8

Visa Fees For Visitors to Egypt Increase by 140 Percent

Effective as of Wednesday, March 1, 2017, a decision from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that visa fees for visitors to Egypt from various land ports, seaports and airports will increase from $25.00 to $60.00 — which is an increase of 140 percent.

“The immigration authorities, port authorities and the Tourism Companies Chamber have been notified of the decision”, according to…

Read More

  • 3

US$131 Visa Reciprocity Fee to be Imposed on Americans Entering Buenos Aires

If you are a citizen of the United States of America wanting to visit Buenos Aires, be prepared to pay a Visa Reciprocity fee to start December 20, 2009. That fee will be $131.00 payable upon entry into Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, but not into other destinations in Argentina. Once paid, the fee permits multiple entries into Argentina for ten years in accordance with United States visa reciprocity.

Canadian and Australian citizens will also be charged fees as well: US$70 and US$100 respectively.

  • 0

Stranded in Kuwait for 24 hours

Your flight is cancelled and you’ve been rebooked on the next available flight … which is in 24 hours time.  Due to visa rules you are unable to enter the country.  Kuwait airport is not a great place to spend a lot of time, I almost got stuck there myself in 2007 when I nearly misconnected.  So what do you do?  Log onto FT of course.  Can we help?

  • 0

Mission impossible?

Cue music.  Dum dum dum-dum dum dum …

AArkansas, your mission should you choose to accept it, is to go interstate tonight, get your passport renewed, travel across the city to get your visa updated, return home and leave for a destination half way around the world in 3 days.  Will you accept the mission?

  • 0