Category Archives: Business Travel

Kuwait to Require DNA Samples From All Visitors and Citizens

Visit Kuwait and give them some of your DNA

 

Kuwait is about to become the first nation in the world to require mandatory DNA samples from everyone in the country.

Starting later this year everyone living in or visiting Kuwait will be required to provide a DNA sample.  This includes all 1.3 million citizens, 2.9 million foreign residents and all visitors. Visitors mean anyone arriving in the country for a short stay such as business travelers and tourists.

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EU Postpones Decision on Requiring Visas for Americans

Waiting to hear from everybody in the EU

 

The EU objected to the fact that 5 of the 28 member states are not part of the Visa Waiver Program and threatened to require that US citizens obtain visas to travel to Europe.

The EU met on April 12 to decide what to do. Their decision is give the European Parliament and the 28 member governments until July 12 for to offer advice on what the next step should be.

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You May Need a Visa to go to Europe

US citizens heading to Europe may have to apply for a visa before travelling

 

Today, you can travel to any of the 28 countries that are members of the European Union (EU) for up to 90 days without a visa.

That may change soon.

The EU is meeting on April 12 to decide if they are going to change the rule and require citizens of the United States and Canada to get a visa to travel to any EU country.

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Toyota Communications Chief Arrested in Japan for Illegal Painkillers

Check to see if you have to get permission to bring your medications

This is a follow up to my May 1st post, “Avoid Problems Traveling with Medicine.”  In the post I talked about the importance of checking to see if your medications are legal in the country you plan to visit.  I specifically talked about Japan.

Now there is a report that Julie Hamp, the first western woman to be named to a senior position at Toyota has been arrested in Japan for allegedly importing the painkiller oxycodone from the US.  The drug was found in a package Hamp sent to herself from the US.

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