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ISRAEL/PALESTINE – Urgent Travel Advisories and Changes

November 10, 2023

Attacks this weekend in Israel have caused major disruptions to travel in and out of the country. CIBT is following the situation and has this update on the status of movement to and from Israel.

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UNITED KINGDOM – ETA System Launches

October 24, 2023

Applications for the Electronic Travel Authorization system open on 25 October for citizens of Qatar, with other countries to be added later. the ETA is a pre-screening system for citizens of visa-exempt countries who are visiting the UK.

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June 23, 2023

Australia will be included in the United Kingdom’s Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system when it fully rolls out sometime in 2024.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Electronic Travel Authorizations

March 17, 2023

UKVI published a new statement of changes on 9 March 2023 including a number of updates to the current immigration system. As part of these changes, UKVI “unveils plans for travel scheme to bolster the border” by way of the Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme due to launch in October 2023.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Government to Implement ETA Scheme

January 13, 2023

From January 2023, the government of the United Kingdom will be implementing an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme as part of their universal “permission to travel” requirement.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Major Reforms to Visa and Work Permit Schemes

September 12, 2022

From October 2022, two major reforms to the United Arab Emirates’ visa and work permit schemes are to go into effect.

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July 21, 2022

The UK government has published its ‘New Plan for Immigration: Legal Migration and Border Control', “setting out the vision for [the UK’s] border and legal migration system of the future… to a stronger, more secure and prosperous Union”.

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MIDDLE EAST REGION: Immigration Updates

July 4, 2022

Immigration updates from the Middle East region, including the closure of government offices due to the Eid Al Adha holiday, the suspension of visit visas for family and tourists in Kuwait and immigration processing delays in Qatar due to the World Cup.

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SINGAPORE: Acceptable Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Amended for Individuals Vaccinated in the U.S.

November 17, 2021

Singapore’s Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced new criteria for individuals vaccinated in the United States to prove their vaccination status and use the country’s Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs).

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KUWAIT: Temporary Suspension of Visa Issuance for Lebanese Citizens

November 12, 2021

Amid continued political disputes between Lebanon and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior has temporarily suspended all new visa issuance for Lebanese citizens effective November 10, 2021.

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