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UK Tourist VISA Holders Can Work in UK Starting from 2024

By: visas / January 18, 2024

As we step into the new year, the United Kingdom is setting a new precedent in immigration and tourism policies. Starting from January 31, 2024, a significant overhaul in the Visitor Visa system will come into effect, as announced by the UK government. This move is not just a policy shift, but a strategic approach […]

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South African passport holders will require a visa to travel to Ireland from the 10th July 2024!

By: natasha / July 8, 2024

Nationals of Botswana and South Africa will be required to obtain a visa before travelling to Ireland from Wednesday, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said. New visa requirements announced for Botswana, S Africa (

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Schengen Visa fees to rise 12% globally starting June 11, says EU

By: natasha / May 23, 2024

If you are planning a short trip to Europe, specifically in the Schengen Zone countries, your visit is going to cost you more as the European Commission has announced a global increase in visa (type C) fees by 12% for the area, effective from June 11, 2024, ANI reported on Tuesday.

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Romania and Bulgaria will enter the Schengen zone in 2024. What will change for travellers?

By: natasha / March 7, 2024

By Rebecca Ann Hughes, Published on 20/01/2024 for Bulgaria and Romania will be part of the Schengen area from 31 March. As of 31 March this year, Romania and Bulgaria will join the Schengen zone, which allows free movement between member states for 400 million citizens. The two countries have been members of the European […]

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Fed Govt of Nigeria installs 30-second biometric gates for Immigration at airports

By: visas / February 26, 2024

The Federal Government has installed 30-second biometric clearance gates for the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at all international airports across the country. The biometric gates have the capacity to screen and clear a passenger within 30 seconds without any interface or contacts with Immigration personnel. When inaugurated, the gates would provide seamless clearance services for passengers entering […]

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Travelers Might Soon Have to Pay More for a Schengen Visa

By: natasha / February 20, 2024

Those who need a Schengen visa might soon have to pay a 12 percent higher fee. The EU proposed for the Schengen visa application fee to be increased from €80 to €90 for adults and from €40 to €45 for children. The increase will not affect nationals of countries that have facilitation agreements with Schengen […]

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Chinese Visa Application Centers closed for “Chinese New Year”

By: visas / February 12, 2024

The Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Johannesburg and the two visa offices in Durban and Cape Town will be closed from Monday, 12th to Wednesday, 14th February for Chinese Spring Festival holiday. Please be kindly reminded your collection date will be postponed. Please note that usually the peak days will start right after the […]

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China Lifts & Relaxes Visa-On-Arrival Requirements for Some Categories

By: natasha / February 1, 2024

Since 2022, Kenya and Somalia have been working to normalise their diplomatic relations

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El Al stops all South African flights

By: visas / January 29, 2024

Direct flights between Israel and South Africa will stop from April 1. El Al has announced that it will halt its flights from that date. According to Israeli news service, the downgrade in relations between the two countries resulting from the attack on Israel and subsequent war in Gaza have led to diminishing numbers of […]

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The future of Travel is Digital

By: visas / January 22, 2024

The fast-paced change taking place across the travel industry and allied businesses is being strongly driven by the momentum of digital technology, the expectations of younger markets and sustainability issues. It’s time for industry, governments, and workforces to adapt or be left behind. Airport and airline technology provider SITA has issued a report on ‘Global […]

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