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    Australians, Americans travelling to Europe will need a ‘visa waiver’ in 2022

    The post Australians, Americans travelling to Europe will need a ‘visa waiver’ in 2022 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Starting in 2022, visa-free travellers heading to Europe will need to apply under the ‘visa waiver’ program as the continent tightens its border control. The European Travel Information and Authorisation System or ETIAS platform will be mandatory for all visa-free travellers, including those from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, and all other visa-waiver countries. Costing EUR 7, travellers can apply the ETIAS online and is valid for three years. Travellers with a formal Schengen visa as well as European passport holders will not be required the…

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    Signum Hotels expands footprint in Europe

    The post Signum Hotels expands footprint in Europe appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Signum Hotels & Resorts continues to strengthen its presence in Europe with another hotel signing. A new-build Signum Adrenaline Park Tara is scheduled to open in Serbia in April 2021 as the latest addition to the company’s premium lifestyle collection of exceptional hotels. Signum Adrenaline Park Tara will be the group’s first hotel in Eastern Europe, strengthening the company’s brand presence in this region. The 40-room hotel will have a restaurant, meeting space for 100 guests and outdoor parking. Travelers and shoppers will be delighted by the central location since it is just…

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    Covid-19 variants bring new blow to the open borders of Europe

    The post Covid-19 variants bring new blow to the open borders of Europe appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. European countries are again tightening borders to limit travel to keep the spreading of the new virus variants under control. It is now becoming a common practice in the face of Covid threats, raising questions about whether a pillar of European Union integration can survive. As the new variants of the coronavirus spread rapidly, major countries are moving to reintroduce border controls, a practice that has become the new normal during the pandemic and is fragmenting what was pre-pandemic one of the world’s largest area of free movement.…

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    Long-haul travellers still cautious about planning trips to Europe as EU finalises reopening for summer

    The post Long-haul travellers still cautious about planning trips to Europe as EU finalises reopening for summer appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As the EU looks set to open its borders to more countries and vaccinated holidaymakers this summer, coordinated rules on international travel will be crucial to instil confidence in tourists considering a visit to the region. According to the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer 2/2021 (LHTB), even after a year of strict COVID-19 restrictions, travellers from overseas markets are still hopeful to travel but are also cautious to consider Europe as a destination due to the continuous lack of harmonised rules on travel across the…

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    Australians will need a visa waiver to travel to Europe from 2022

    The post Australians will need a visa waiver to travel to Europe from 2022 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. While Australian citizens do not currently need a visa for short-term stays to enter the Schengen Zone for touristic, family, or business purposes, this requirement will change once the ETIAS visa waiver program is implemented by the end of 2022. Australians travelling to Europe will need to apply online for a visa waiver (similar to the US) from the end of 2022 The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) was proposed by the European Union (EU) in 2016 and will begin rolling out at the beginning…