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EU Adopts New Border Rules to Deal With Crisis & Maintain Borderless Travel

The Council of the European Union has given its final approval to the updated Schengen Borders Code. The new Schengen Borders Code aims to make the Schengen Area more resilient when dealing with crises at the external border and also to ensure that people who live in the EU can continue to enjoy the benefits …

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Delays to Arise As UK Is Still Not Prepared for New EU Border IT System

The Justice and Home Affairs Committee has said that there could be major travel disruption for Britons if the government does not act quickly to be better prepared for the electronic border management systems. The UK continues to roll out its Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) alongside the launch of the EU’s Entry/Exit System (EES) and …

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Türkiye Continues to Push for Schengen Visa Exemption & EU Accession

Türkiye has once again said that it wants to reach a visa-free travel agreement with the EU and that it will not give up its goal of becoming a central European country. The EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Oliver Varhelyi, was in Ankara yesterday, where he held talks with the Turkish Minister of …

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Granting Work Visas to Low-Skilled Foreign Workers Would Reduce Irregular Migration to EU, ifo Institute Says

The ifo Center for Migration Research has proposed that the European Union start reaching work visa agreements with third countries to promote work migration rather than irregular migration to the bloc. According to ifo Center for Migration Research, EU countries could start issuing visas that give the right to third-country low-skilled workers to take up …

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Norway Will Close Its Last Open Border for Russian Tourists on May 29

Norway has decided to further restrict the entry of Russians into the country by blocking their entry through the only border crossing point that remains open. Announcing the news, the Nordic country’s Justice Minister Emilie Enger Mehl said that the Storskog border crossing point will close for Russian tourists from May 29, SchengenNews reports. She …

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Top 10 Most Sought-After Jobs in Italy That May Make It Easier for Foreigners to Get a Work Visa

Italy is facing labour shortages, particularly in 37 occupations across the country, the 2023 EURES report on shortages and surpluses has revealed. Manufacturing, healthcare, food service, and IT emerged among affected sectors, SchengenNews reports. In addition to the shortage of workers, Italy’s ageing population is expected to increase further in the upcoming years – a …

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Germany Busts Foreigners in Türkiye & Uganda Trying to Reach Country With Fake European Championship Invitation Letters

The German Federal Police and the Foreign Office have revealed a new scam that involves foreign nationals presenting as volunteers at the upcoming European Football Championship. According to Der Spiegel, citing internal sources, people from Türkiye and Uganda, pretending to be volunteers at the upcoming sports event, have presented fake documents when applying for a …

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Schengen Travel Insurance: What It Is & How to Choose the Right Policy to Avoid Schengen Visa Denial

According to Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament, Schengen travel insurance is a mandatory requirement that applies to all nationals of third countries who apply for a Schengen visa. By purchasing travel insurance, Schengen visa applicants are ready to explore the Schengen Area without having to worry about the expenses in case of …

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Slovenia Extends Border Controls With Croatia & Hungary for Additional Six Months

Slovenia has decided to extend border controls with Croatia and Hungary once again, as confirmed by the country’s Minister of the Interior, Boštjan Poklukar. Announcing the new changes, through a statement, Slovenia’s government said that border controls will remain effective for an additional six months, SchengenNews reports. Ljubljana informed the European Commission regarding the introduction …

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Several EU Countries Pushing for Visa-Free Travel Suspension for Georgia

Several European Union countries have required that the EU authorities impose sanctions against Georgia, including the suspension of the visa-free travel regime. Such a request has come following the passing of the controversial “foreign agents” law by the Georgian government, SchengenNew reports. According to the Financial Times, officials familiar with the matter have said that …

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