Passports and Visas Blog
In 2018, the United Arab Emirates started offering free transit visas for tourists that were valid for 96 hours. Officials made the move hoping to improve tourism, as it allowed for convenient stopovers and quick stays in the country.
Now, the UAE has introduced a new five-year tourist visa. With the new document, the country plans to improve on the tourism boost and attract long-term tourists.
Flying international can be a hassle, especially when you’re dealing with passports and visas. That’s why we’re always looking for the next tool to make foreign travel a bit easier. For some, that just means using Mobile Passport Control or the right ride share app after landing.
American Airlines is also hoping to make this experience easier through the new passport features on their mobile app.
At the end of 2019, American Airlines added a feature that will allow you to scan your passport within the actual app. The change would eliminate any need for the passport to be scanned by an agent at the airport.
We reported on the Golden Passport a few months ago when Cyprus announced that they’ve reevaluated their guidelines on the practice.
Cyprus, a part of the European Union, has been issuing these documents to wealthy “investors” since 2013. When they started this trend six years ago, the country was on the verge of bankruptcy. Other countries that distribute Golden Passports are Canada and the United Kingdom.
One of the reasons why the Golden Passport is so valuable is because the countries that issue them offer citizenship to the buyers.