Day: January 5, 2021

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Portugal: Boom in UK nationals demand for residence permits

The Service for Foreigners and Borders (SEF) said on Monday that under the withdrawal agreement (Brexit), about 18,000 British citizens living in Portugal have applied for new residence permits online through the Brexit portal.    The SEF said in a statement that in the past three weeks, about 18,000 applications for residence permits were made […]

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Italy: New rules for UK nationals residence

Italian authorities confirmed that British citizens wishing to move to Italy will require long-term visas. “According to the Italian immigration regulations applicable to third country nationals, starting from January 1, 2021, British citizens who plan to stay in Italy for more than 90 days (“long-term residence”) within 180 days will be subject to the requirements […]

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Pandemic hits spanish tourism industry hard

The coronavirus crisis destroyed Spain’s tourism industry and created a volcanic fissure that was so large that it allowed lava to seep out, destroying almost everything along the way.    The data itself illustrates this point. Income has plummeted by more than 75%. By the end of the year, there were less than 20 million […]

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Athens: Airbnb short-term rentals dropped sharply

 According to the “Covid-19 Industry Pulse Report: Tourism” report released by Ernst & Young (EY) in December, the demand for Airbnb short-term rentals in Athens has dropped sharply this year, resulting in an 80% drop in revenue.    The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic caused a 76% drop in the number of international inbound tourists to Greece, […]

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Tourist numbers to Montenegro down in November

  The Bureauof Statistics reported that due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the response measures taken, the number of tourists to Montenegro was still low in November.    The country reported its first coronavirus case in March 2020 and banned all tourists from travelling as part of measures aimed at curbing the spread of […]

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Portugal: state of emergency restored until Thursday

The restrictions on New Year’s celebrations in Portugal will now be restored to emergency measures taken before the holidays.    The inter-county circulation ban, which took effect at 00.00 on December 31, ended at Monday 5 am, but in areas with the highest risk of spreading Covid-19, mandatory curfews are still imposed.    The restrictions […]

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