Knowing a bit of the language will make your experience of discovering Russia all the more rewarding, and getting around a bit more convenient. But it’s not an easy language to master on your own!

During their recent meeting in Nairobi, Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation, and Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta agreed on the opening of the Kenyan embassy in Bern this year.

Great news for all travellers who have their heart set out to Oman: now this country is offering a 10-day tourist visa for only 5 Omani rials, which is approximately 13 CHF.

On 25th April, European Union ambassadors finally reached an agreement between European Council and the representatives of the European Union Parliament considering the implementation of European travel information and authorisation system, also known as ETIAS.

After the proposal to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the visa exemption extension is renewed for 5 European countries: the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

The draft of the agreement will enable the football fans to transit through Belarus to Russia for the FIFA World Cup 2018.

The Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media announced that the number of people who applied for the Fan-ID is higher than 350,000. In order to attend the matches, everybody needs to have a Fan-ID.

From 1 July, the Australian government will introduce the new Global Talent Scheme. This new visa scheme will allow STEM start-ups and established companies to hire the much needed foreign talent.

There are many celebrations due in April and, therefore, embassies and visa application centres will be closed accordingly. Make sure to apply for your visa on time and avoid the holiday craze.

On 14th March, European Commission has published a press release about adapting the Common EU Visa Policy since new challenges presented themselves. This policy covers only short-stay visits to Schengen area.