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Vinay Malhotra, Travel News, ET TravelWorld

When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, it affected the travel ecosystem globally with the expected impact on visa services too, bringing it to a virtual standstill for a few months. Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group Chief Operating Officer (South Asia, Middle East & North Africa and Americas), VFS Global, says, a majority of their centres around the […]

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UK and India sign migration and mobility agreement to liberalise visas, Travel News, ET TravelWorld

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his UK counterpart Boris Johnson during their virtual summit India and the UK has signed an agreement to liberalise issuance of visas promoting mobility of students, researchers and skilled professionals and strengthen cooperation on issues related to irregular migration and human trafficking between the two countries. The MoU was approved […]

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h1b visa | h4 visa: Thousands of H-1B, H-4 visa holders stuck in India due to US Covid travel restriction, Travel News, ET TravelWorld

In early April, Payal Raj accompanied her family to India to renew the visas that permit them to live in the United States. She and her husband waited until they had been vaccinated, carefully preparing their paperwork according to the advice of their immigration lawyers. But the visa itself would soon strand her in India […]

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How vaccine passports for global travel will work, Travel News, ET TravelWorld

Boarding pass, suitcase, passport and … digital vaccination certificate? Keen to avoid losing another summer of holiday revenue to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union, some Asian governments and the airline industry are scrambling to develop so-called Covid-19 vaccine passports to help kickstart international travel. They’re working on systems that would allow travelers to use […]

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Thailand sets mid-October to reopen to vaccinated visitors, Travel News, ET TravelWorld

Thailand plans to fully reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors by mid-October as the government seeks to restart the crucial coronavirus-devastated tourism industry, the prime minister announced Wednesday. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said fully inoculated foreign visitors and returning Thai citizens must be allowed entry “without quarantine or other inconvenient restrictions,” and that his goal is […]