Visa relaxation to attract Chinese investment

Visa relaxation to attract Chinese investment

Outward tourism from China has witnessed massive growth over the past few years. Now this tourism from the massive number of Chinese tourists across the world is fuelling a race to attract Chinese investment and tourism leading to a number of countries relaxing their visas rules for wealthy Chinese tourists. Many countries, including Australia and […]

Vietnam trials e-visa system

Vietnam trials e-visa system

Vietnam has become the latest in a long line of countries that has introduced e-visas to their travel systems.  Many countries have already successfully introduced the e-visa scheme including India, who have introduced partial e-visa systems for tourist and medical travellers. Vietnam has introduced a pilot scheme for the past two years trialling an e-visa […]

Australia-Indonesia talks on visa co-operation

Australia-Indonesia talks on visa co-operation

Increasingly tight visa restrictions on Indonesian students wanting to study in Australia have come under criticism from the Indonesian government. Currently in trade and cooperation talks the Australian and Indonesian governments are working on ways to increase cooperation between the two countries and relaxed visa regulations is part of this discussion. Currently Indonesians wanting to […]

Malaysian travellers to Australia warned over visa scam

Malaysian travellers to Australia warned over visa scam

In a bid to stem the flow of illegal immigrants from Malaysia the Australian High Commission has issued a statement reminding Malaysian citizens to apply and obtain a visa prior to travelling to Australia. Australia is working hard to reduce immigration to the country, or at least allow only those that have the necessary skills to enter […]

Visa free travel between South Afica and New Zealand ends

Visa free travel between South Afica and New Zealand ends

Visa free travel between New Zealand and South African which has been in place for over a decade has officially come to an end for travellers in both directions. The New Zealand High Commission announced in September that they were to reintroduce visa requirements for all South African travellers travelling to New Zealand. South Africa […]