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How Travel Agents Are Advising Clients Regarding the Coronavirus Outbreak

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt travel, agents are walking a fine line between allaying client concerns while not diminishing the severity of the situation. “Sometimes you simply have to accept that no matter what information you have, a client's fears and concerns must take precedence. I answer questions as honestly as I can,” said Claire Schoeder of Travel Edge...

Nigeria, others failed minimum requirements – US explains visa ban

The United States has explained why it slammed the immigration ban on six more countries, including Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa. Henceforth, citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar will not get visas that can lead to permanent residency. A US top official explained that the new measures were the result of failures by the countries to...

US travel ban: Trump restricts immigration from Nigeria and five other countries

The US has announced it is expanding its curbs on immigration to include six more countries, including Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation. Citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar will now be blocked from obtaining certain types of visas. People from those countries will still be able to visit the US as tourists. In 2018 the US issued...

Photo of the Week: Rainbow Road

RAINBOW ROAD When owned by slaveholders, the buildings of Cape Town's Bo-Kaap neighborhood were all painted white. Upon gaining their freedom, the quarter's majority-Muslim occupants painted their houses in bright colors to celebrate Eid, the end of Ramadan. PHOTOGRAPH BY STEPHANIE MILLER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT

Why Nigerians are refused Canadian studying visas –Roluga

Why Nigerians are refused Canadian studying visas –Roluga
A leading immigration consultant, Mr. Taiwo Roluga, has explained why the Canadian consular office rejects certain visa applications of Nigerians who wish to study in the country. Roluga, who has spent years in Canada, said there were visa application tips and relevant immigration guidelines that would be necessary for individuals who desire to study in Canada. He stated, “Under Canadian...

Visa: NIS gives entry requirements for non-Nigerians

Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Muhammad Babandede, has stated the entry requirements for Non-Nigerians travelling to Nigeria. Babandede gave the requirements in a statement by the Service Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday James, on Monday and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. According to him, ECOWAS citizens and countries with visa abolition agreement with...

U.A.E. Offers 5-Year Tourist Visa as Neighbors Vie for Visitors

Tourist visas to the United Arab Emirates will be valid for five years, Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum said Monday on Twitter, part of a campaign to lure holidaymakers to Gulf countries. The visas were previously valid for 30 to 90 days. Gulf nations eager to diversify their economies away from oil have been taking steps to encourage...

Where to go on holiday in 2020: the alternative hotlist

Slovenia Green cycling and hiking adventures Slovenia’s landscape of mountains and lakes lends itself to outdoor adventure: nearly 60% of the country is covered in forests, and there are more than 40 parks and reserves. Some areas, such as Lake Bled, have seen an influx of tourists over recent years but much remains off the beaten track - and the government has...

20 new UK attractions to visit in 2020

Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, East Sussex – March The 450-hectare Rye Harbour nature reserve, with its coastal habitats of grassland, saltmarsh, and sand and shingle shoreline, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a new visitor centre opening in association with Sussex Wildlife Trust. It aims to help visitors better experience the area’s flora and fauna of more than 4,200...

Nigeria’s president Buhari promises visas on arrival for all African visitors in 2020

It’s about to become much easier for Africans to travel to the continent’s most populous country. In a major change to its current visa policy, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari announced the country will begin issuing visas on arrival for all African nationals. Buhari announced the plan while attending a peace and development summit in Egypt. If it comes into effect it...
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