& Travel News
Travellers must be vigilant that visa appointments and host websites remain volatile due to the constantly high demand. This is good news for our industry, but it’s essential to plan and prevent disappointment.
We have made it clear over the past 12 months that this will remain a continuous constraint for most visa facilitation centres, especially during peak season.
So, we recommend planning and preparing for trips well in advance. Most visas can be applied for as soon as three months in advance, and airline tickets do not have to be confirmed. Therefore, please discuss your options with one of our specialists.
Democratic Republic of Congo
Various first-world countries have prolonged their visa processes, but the same goes for many African Countries due to stricter safety protocols implemented during and post-Covid.
DRC and various others now require pre-approval before submitting visa applications, and processing can take up to 10 business days. We would like to ask all travellers to make sure of the detailed visa requirements provided on our website.
Flights Return To China
All the major airlines will include routes to China from April 2023.
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have announced that they will resume services to mainland China later this year.
From April 23, British Airways will operate daily flights between London Heathrow and Shanghai Pudong International Airport. According to Travel Weekly, it will then operate four weekly flights between Heathrow and Beijing Daxing International Airport from June 3.
Tickets for both services have already gone on sale.
France Wins Popularity
France is set to become the most-visited country in the world by 2025, according to the latest report by GlobalData & the host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup!
It topped the list of most-visited countries in 2019, with 88,1 million visitors, however was overtaken by Spain in 2021.
Everytime You Fly!
Visas Zone is the preferred supplier for travel documentation and visas for some of South Africa’s largest corporates such as Chevron, Shoprite and Rennies Travel Group.