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The German, Irish and Polish passport seekers

The German, Irish and Polish passport seekers

Three people living in Scotland tell the BBC why they are on a mission to seek citizenship of a European Union country in order to get hold of a non-British passport. ‘A Polish passport would be my third’ Media captionAntony Kozlowski wants the “freedom” to travel in Europe when he ...

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Australians will need ETIAS visas for Europe in 2020

Australians will need ETIAS visas for Europe in 2020

In its efforts to control illegal immigration to Europe and increase security measures against terrorism the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) is adding another layer of approvals to the existing Schengen Agreement. With its implementation, the new system will also apply to Australians travelling in Europe from 2020 ...

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Common travel scams: dodgy wifi, baby-lobbing gypsies & more

Common travel scams: dodgy wifi, baby-lobbing gypsies & more

The baby-lobbing gypsy Travellers to the European hotspots France, Spain or Italy, my advice is to leave your lightning fast reflexes at home. Gypsy women can lurk in some of the tourist hubs of many European capital cities, waiting for an unsuspecting tourist with arms full of valuables at which ...

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Ask the travel expert: Do hotels in Rome charge a tourism tax over and above the tariff?

Ask the travel expert: Do hotels in Rome charge a tourism tax over and above the tariff?

Rakshit Desai, Managing Director, FCM Travel Solutions India, Flight Centre Travel Group Australia’s Indian subsidiary, answers your questions on Travel — howtos, trends, recommendations and more. Send in your questions to: askrakshit@in.fcm.travel. I am travelling to Egypt around Easter. Do recommend some ‘mustvisit’ places we could include in our itinerary. ...

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Immigration Offices Feeling the Heat as More Indonesians Travel Overseas

Immigration Offices Feeling the Heat as More Indonesians Travel Overseas

Growing middle class population has led to a rise in passport applications in Indonesia. Illustration of an Indonesian passport. (Photo source: luxetravelreport.com) Jakarta, GIVnews.com – Growing middle class population in Indonesia signals the country’s successful economic development. But, for the Law and Human Rights Ministry, such an achievement also causes ...

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Thai cops nab Pakistani passport forger with Islamic State links

Thai cops nab Pakistani passport forger with Islamic State links

BANGKOK: A Pakistani passport forger whose fakes may have been sold to Islamic State operatives has been arrested in Thailand, police said Friday (Jan 19), ending a career that helped people slip into Europe illegally. Mohammad Iqbal, 52, was arrested on Sunday in a Bangkok suburb in possession of fake Singapore and Indian passports, ...

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Travelling pets ‘must be vaccinated’

Travelling pets 'must be vaccinated'

The department has now urged Islanders to observe pet travel rules after four dogs and one cat were barred from re-entry to the Island for not receiving a ‘valid vaccination’ against the deadly disease, which can spread to humans via the saliva of an infected animal. Last year a total ...

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Extreme airfare bargains for London, Paris and Rome

Extreme airfare bargains for London, Paris and Rome

The Trevi Fountain in Rome.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)   Anyone who loves traveling to Europe has always known one harsh reality: The Big Three — London, Paris and Rome — are generally the most expensive cities to visit, year-round. But times change, and in recent years we’ve seen some extreme price ...

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