Perhaps this is your first time traveling abroad. Or maybe you are emerging from a travel hiatus and could use a refresher. Here is Ker & Downey’s international travel checklist to make sure you are ready to travel overseas.
Beginning October 1, there will be changes to the New Zealand entry requirements. Most visitors traveling to New Zealand will need to request a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) to enter the country. This new travel document joins the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy implemented earlier this year, and both will be making a positive impact on New Zealand’s future.
In August 2019 the Tanzanian government enacted a new visa-on-arrival handling process at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), effective immediately. The process is cumbersome, and involves standing in three different lines, adding a significant amount of time to arrivals. With this change in place, it is our recommendation that all clients entering through JRO obtain a visa prior to departure, either by applying at the embassy or consulate, or processing the visa online.
As of June 17, 2019, Brazil is finally eliminating its costly visa program. This means citizens from the United States, Canada, Japan, and Australia will no longer have to pay $160 per person in advance to visit to Brazil. Make no mistake: this is a game changer for travel to Latin America and even more of a reason you should put Brazil on your travel radar.