Wednesday, October 27

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All about Germany’s Digital Registration on Entry (Einreiseanmeldung)
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All about Germany’s Digital Registration on Entry (Einreiseanmeldung)

From Nov 8th 2020, anyone entering Germany from a risk area in the last 10 days must register online. This is going to replace the previously used paper disembarkation cards that travelers had to fill out. This includes not only air and sea travel, but road travel as well. The German government has implemented this step, which improves the tracing of infection chains. PS: India is still on the list of risk areas. Picture Source: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de Registration The registration is done at www.einreiseanmeldung.de. Details to be filled include name, address, telephone number, place of origin and destination, the time of re-entry and, in the case of air travel, the flight number. The data is encrypted, made available only to the responsible health dep...
Short Term Visas now granted for long distance relationship partners, Germany
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Short Term Visas now granted for long distance relationship partners, Germany

In the wake of COVID 19, Germany has extended the entry ban beyond July 1st, 2020 for travelers from high-risk areas. And, India is one of them. However, owing to pressure from the EU and an online campaign, Germany is now granting short term visas that makes it possible for partners in long distance relationships to reunite. This is possible only -  if you and your partner have previously lived together in India or in another foreign country (need to submit scan of corresponding visa of your partner) -  or if you have already visited your partner in Germany (need to submit a scan of your previous Schengen visa and entry stamps). Currently, the German Missions visa' section in India is closed to the public applying for short term/ visit visas...
Compulsory Quarantine, Mandatory Form to be filled for those arriving in UK, 8th June onwards
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Compulsory Quarantine, Mandatory Form to be filled for those arriving in UK, 8th June onwards

If you arrive in the UK on or after 8 June 2020, you will have to self-isolate yourself for the first 14 days you are in the UK. If you are travelling to the UK for less than 14 days, you will be expected to self-isolate for the length of your stay. Before you travel to or through the UK, you should provide your journey, contact details and the address where you will self-isolate. You will have to complete the public health passenger locator form and present these details on your arrival in England either by printing a copy, or showing it on your phone. You cannot submit the form until 48 hours before you’re due to arrive in the UK. You may be refused permission to enter the UK (if you are not a British citizen), or fined if you do not to provide your contact details or do ...
Returning to Germany from Abroad? Quarantine is now Mandatory for return from Risk areas!
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Returning to Germany from Abroad? Quarantine is now Mandatory for return from Risk areas!

Many countries have now opened international borders, making it possible to plan quick getaways. Moreover, with the number of flights flying out of India, many people have been able to return to Germany, thereby getting back to normal life. To safeguard people and curb the spread of COVID, Germany has a mandatory quarantine in place for people entering the country. If you have stayed in any of the specified risk areas within a period of 14 days, prior to your entry in Germany, you will be subjected to mandatory quarantine. What matters is, if the area was classified as a risk area at the time of entry to Germany (i.e. not necessarily at the time of the stay). So, before starting your journey back to Germany, please check whether you have spent time in one of these areas in ...
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Indoor Activities to keep your kids engaged and enhance their skills!

All said and done, the optimists see this positive outcome of the whole Coronavirus situation: you get to spend more time with your kids. After the initial few days of making up for lost bonding time, it can be quite difficult to keep kids especially toddlers up and about. What makes it worse is that outdoor activity is restricted. And for some families, screen time is strictly controlled.A quick google search will give you tons of ideas to keep your kids entertained and occupied. However, here’s a quick list of ideas to help you get going. 1. Podcasts If you are one of those who prefer to avoid screen time as much as possible, podcasts can be your next best friend. Below are links to help you step into the world of kiddie podcasts. Podcasts for kids NY TimesAudible Stories 1...
UK Visa no longer extended due to COVID, Need to return by August end
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UK Visa no longer extended due to COVID, Need to return by August end

Earlier, if you were stuck in the UK with a visa that expired between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020, you were able to request an extension. This was in case you were not able to return home because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus. However, as per the latest updates on 30th July, it no longer holds good. Since travel restrictions are now being lifted globally, you are expected to make arrangements to return to your home country or apply to regularize your stay in the UK. The government has given ample time in order to make the necessary travel arrangements. And so, if your visa was due to expire between the 24 January 2020 and 31 August 2020, you’ll be able to stay within the UK up to 31 August 2020.  In case you are unable to leave by then, you may ...