Tuesday, September 21

Tag: covid-19

Countries from which travel to the UK is banned – ‘red list’ countries
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Countries from which travel to the UK is banned – ‘red list’ countries

Travel bans to the UK Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said people who travelled to England from 33 high-risk countries would have to pay up to £1,750 to quarantine in government-designated hotels for 10 days. He also confirmed a new “enhanced testing” regime for all international travellers, with two tests required during the quarantine process from next Monday. If you have been in or through any of the countries listed below in the last 10 days, you will be refused entry to the UK. This list of countries is sometimes referred to as the ‘red list’. British and Irish Nationals, or third country nationals with residence rights in the UK will be able to enter the UK. They must self-isolate for 10 days on arrival along with their house...
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...
Updates on Passport Services, Embassy of India,  Portugal
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Updates on Passport Services, Embassy of India, Portugal

The above is the official circular from the Embassy of India, Lisbon Portugal, announcing changes in the Passport services. In order to begin with any Consular, Passport or OCI related services, Indian Nationals must be registered with the Embassy in the Sampark Portal. In addition to this, the integration of the Embassy with the Global Passport Seva Project (PSP) means that applications for the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC), Passport and other Passport related services will be through the Passport Seva Project (PSP) portal only. Applications will there on be sent to the Embassy by registering in the Sampark Portal. Service fee is through postal orders only. All documents and postal orders to be sent to the Embassy by post. Details of which are enlisted here. Applicatio...
Re-open EU, official website to help tourists
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Re-open EU, official website to help tourists

With most EU countries opening its borders, there is hope for that long awaited summer break. After all, the lock down period has only enhanced this longing. Before you pack your bags and take off, it is but very important to be aware of the pandemic situation, travel restrictions, services available and health and safety measures to be followed in your destination country. Opening the doors for tourists will indeed help in boosting the economy, but health and safety will not be compromised. In view of this, the European Commission has launched ‘Re-open EU', a web platform along with an app to support a safe relaunch of travel and tourism across Europe. The website will provide real-time, country-specific information on borders and travel restrictions, available means of transport , t...
Financial Aid for Students during COVID, Germany
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Financial Aid for Students during COVID, Germany

Many students in Germany are facing Financial strains during this pandemic, mostly with the loss of student jobs. Coming to the rescue is the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announcing financial support to the students in Germany. This includes two elements, the KfW student loan, and grants that are distributed through the student services that need not be repaid. 1. The KfW student loan is an interest-free loan until March 31, 2021. Foreign Students can apply for it from June 1, 2020. Depending on requirements, the loan can be drawn up to EUR 650 per month and can be applied online without bureaucracy.  Foreign students - i.e. nationals of third countries and EU citizens who have been living in Germany for less than three years are eligible to avail of the loa...