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Tourism

Scomo warns no jab, no entry for Kanye West

To soften the blow of this news for hip-hop fans, we’ve included this image of the PM looking like a maniac in the front seat of a truck. It’s largely unrelated to the story, but we did get a huge kick out of it nonetheless.

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News

Djokovic investigated over alleged false claim on entry form to Australia

In the latest in a long line of controversies surrounding Djokovic’s visa, this may be the slyest move pulled by the Serbian tennis player yet.

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News

Czech tennis player detained alongside Djokovic, coach voluntarily leaves as visa fiasco continues

Despite only being in the qualifiers, the Australian Open might have already peaked with off-court drama spicing up the tournament.

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News

Australia reopens to visa holders as swathe of restrictions ease

There’s a lot to absorb from today’s influx of changes across the country. We’ve tuned into each Premier’s press conference so you don’t have to.

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Cruise

Ponant forced to cancel NZ cruise season over visa dispute

More than 650 Kiwis will be left high and dry this cruise season after Ponant was forced to cancel its ‘expedition bubbles’.

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Cruise

New Zealand turns away Ponant ship ahead of planned ‘bubble expeditions’

The cruise line’s long-awaited New Zealand cruise season is facing an uncertain future after the NZ government denied visas to a majority of the ship’s crew.

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Tourism

Federal government accidentally advises visa applicants to travel overseas despite COVID-19 pandemic

Looks like someone at the Department of Home Affairs is getting fired after accidentally telling visa applicants to get overseas immediately during a global pandemic.

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Destinations

APAC countries dominate the latest passport rankings

They might seem fairly useless right now, but that hasn’t stopped Henley & Partners from churning out its latest passport index.

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Destinations

Saudi Arabia extends visa policy for international visitors

by Christian Fleetwood

Saudi Arabia has taken a further step toward opening the country to international tourists. But the timing of its announcement, amid growing regional tensions, couldn’t be worse.

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Wholesalers

Wendy Wu reveals new visa “inventions” for China

by Huntley Mitchell

Wendy Wu Tours’ supremo was in Australia recently to spread the travel love and announce some whizz-bang new enhancements to the wholesaler’s offering.

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Destinations

Aussie tradie detained in the Philippines for overstaying his visa

The Perth man said he went to the Philippines for dental surgery, but “met a girl” and overstayed his visa by seven months.

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Saudi Arabia plans to attract 100 million tourists per year by 2030

by Christian Fleetwood

The conservative nation is offering visas to non-religious visitors in a bid to open the country to the world, but its timing couldn’t be worse.

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