Mastercard vs. Visa: Blockchain Projects

Article was originally published on MintDice. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding cryptocurrency and blockchain, mostly due to the potential high sums of money that can be made in the industry. Recently, though, a lot of that attention has shifted to the blockchain applications of this technology across other industries. Niches have emerged around this shift, […]

'Fantasy gone wild’ – Moscow sighs as Bellingcat claims FSB tried to influence UK visa process

Claims by “investigative” website Bellingcat that the FSB pressured a UK visa center to facilitate the issuance of travel permits to the alleged Skripal poisoners is a self-exposing joke, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. “Great! There are certainly no limits to the imagination of our partners,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook, commenting […]

Turkey visa application to change for Britons next week – these are the new rules

Turkey is changing the way visas are purchased on Monday 29 October. Until this date travellers could buy an e-visa at Turkish airports or in designated Wi-Fi areas. From Monday, tourists and business travellers will have to apply for an e-visa before they travel. Kiosks and designated areas to buy the travel document will no […]

Wikileaks denies Assange sought Russian visa amid sex misconduct allegations

WikiLeaks has denied claims that its founder Julian Assange sought a Russian visa in 2010 amid sexual misconduct allegations. A report, published by Associated Press (AP) as an exclusive based on leaked WikiLeaks documents, alleges that Assange wrote to the Russian consulate in London to give an associate of his permission to facilitate the visa […]

Dubai announces new tourist visa rules to make summer holidays much cheaper

Dubai has been making a number of changes to entice visitors to the UAE. Last month, the country announced free transit visas for tourists for 48 hours, meaning people travelling through the airport for a connecting flight could explore the city. An even longer 96-hour visa can be purchased for just £10 for a longer […]

Foreign travel advice: Myanmar introduces fast-track visa approval 365 days a year

Applying for a visa and can be one of the most frustrating parts of booking a trip with lengthy applications to fill and time constraints of getting everything sorted before you travel. However, Myanmar may have come up with a solution that will ease the progress for travellers. Last week, Myanmar introduced a fast-track tourist […]

‘Not her own words’: Skripal relative describes weird phone call, asks PM May for UK visa

Sergei Skripal’s niece has written a letter to Theresa May after the UK abruptly denied her an entry visa to visit relatives, who are recovering from alleged poisoning by a military grade nerve agent, Victoria Skripal told Ruptly. Shocked by the British authorities’ refusal to grant her a visa to visit relatives recovering from the […]

Qantas bans British couple from flight due to not having correct visa – despite new policy

A British couple missed out on a five day holiday to China due to a confusion over a new visa law. Ian and Jane Swann, from Devon, were travelling from New Zealand to China when the incident occurred. After visiting their son in Christchurch, they decided to fly to Beijing to take advantage of a […]

Rami Ismail’s 1ReasonToBe remains uplifting despite visa troubles

Every year at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Rami Ismail‘s panel #1ReasonToBe showcases diverse voices from around the world. This year, the specter of visa rejections hung heavy in the room, a stark reminder that not everyone has access to one of the industry’s most important developer events. Ismail kicked off the event […]