Articles tagged “visas”

Seattle Lawsuit Challenges Trump’s Ban of Resettled Refugees’ Spouses and Kids

Seattle Lawsuit Challenges Trump’s Ban of Resettled Refugees’ Spouses and Kids

Gene Johnson, Associated Press

And so it continues despite bans being overturned. Every chance President Trump gets to keep foreigners out of the U.S., whether they be the spouses or kids of refugees already here, or prospective tech employees from foreign countries, he tries to block their entry. There's not much nuance to talk about here.

2 weeks ago

Cuba Eases Tourist-Visa Policies to Counter U.S. Processing Suspension

Cuba Eases Tourist-Visa Policies to Counter U.S. Processing Suspension

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press

The Trump administration claims to be all about family values but made it much harder for Cuban families inside and outside Cuba to see one another by suspending visa-processing in Havana. The Cuban government isn't hesitating to needle Trump about his visa policies, and the sonic attacks, which haven't been fully explained.

4 weeks ago

Nigeria Won’t Issue Visas on Arrival for Africans

Nigeria Won’t Issue Visas on Arrival for Africans

Associated Press

The African Union has been advocating for continent-wide visas on arrival, but it doesn't look like Nigeria would be part of the effort.

1 month ago

U.S. and Turkey Suspend Visa Services After Istanbul Arrest of Consulate Employee

U.S. and Turkey Suspend Visa Services After Istanbul Arrest of Consulate Employee

Tugce Ozsoy, Bloomberg

The United States and Turkey are NATO allies — in theory. The reality shows that notion is increasingly out of date.

2 months ago

Trump Travel Ban Deadline Will Produce New Country-By-Country Restrictions

Trump Travel Ban Deadline Will Produce New Country-By-Country Restrictions

Jill Colvin, Associated Press

We're waiting for the next shoe to drop, so to speak, and a flurry of headlines and lawsuits to follow.

2 months ago

Cape Verde Offers Visa-Free Travel for EU Citizens in Bid to Boost Tourism

Cape Verde Offers Visa-Free Travel for EU Citizens in Bid to Boost Tourism

Ana Monteiro, Bloomberg

Cape Verde has extensive public debt, and tourism represents a way to help ease the financial burden on its government and bring jobs to its residents.

2 months ago

Potential Visa-Program Cuts Have Travel Industry Alarmed

Potential Visa-Program Cuts Have Travel Industry Alarmed

Dan Peltier, Skift

The J-1 visa program is an invaluable resource for many travel industry businesses. It's clear that any cuts to the program would be detrimental to the travel industry and the broader U.S. economy.

2 months ago

Travel Rollback for U.S.-Russia Trips Leads to Further Isolation

Travel Rollback for U.S.-Russia Trips Leads to Further Isolation

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Isolation breeds ignorance and fear of the unknown. Ending Russian visas to the United States is shooting ourselves in the foot on so many levels.

3 months ago

Air China Says More Chinese Travelers Are Being Denied U.S. Visas

Air China Says More Chinese Travelers Are Being Denied U.S. Visas

Brian Sumers, Skift

There's no public data here, so it's hard to know how much of an issue this is. But generally, inbound tourism to the United States is important, so if fewer visas are being granted, it's probably not good for American businesses.

3 months ago

Visa Cuts Cause Labor Shortages in Some U.S. Tourist Spots

Visa Cuts Cause Labor Shortages in Some U.S. Tourist Spots

Associated Press

The U.S. limited visas for many returning and new foreign workers. That has pressured tourism businesses seeking workers in the peak summer season. Expect industry lobbying.

3 months ago

U.S. Escalates Russia Dispute by Cutting Back on Visa Services

U.S. Escalates Russia Dispute by Cutting Back on Visa Services

Stepan Kravchenko and Andrey Biryukov, Bloomberg

The market for Russian travel to the U.S. might not be a huge one, but the decision to drastically cut back visa offerings is highly symbolic of the simmering tensions between the countries at the moment.

3 months ago

Qatar Ends Tourist Visa Requirements for 80 Nationalities to Combat Growing Isolation

Qatar Ends Tourist Visa Requirements for 80 Nationalities to Combat Growing Isolation

Associated Press

Qatar is facing a real crisis and it is doing everything in its power, including spurring tourism, to combat the Saudi-led coalition's aggressive tactics.

4 months ago