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Welcome to the UVC Travel Blog
The intended purpose of this blog is to serve as a one stop travel resource for our agents, clients, members and visitors just passing through. You can find and read insightful articles about various vacation destinations that give helpful travel tips and provide lists of recommended things to do and places to visit. Amazing travel stories, hauntingly beautiful photos, and off the beaten path itineraries will not only entertain, but also help you travel better, smarter, cheaper and get inspired. Learning about things like local cuisine, cultures, customs, and festivals before you travel helps ensure a successful and enjoyable journey. Plan for safety and security with travel news, passport & visa requirements, outbreak & health alerts, vaccination requirements, as well as travel warnings and safety alerts due to unstable governments, civil war, high levels of crime or violence or terrorist attacks.
Relax, travel smart and enjoy every trip!
The Government of India has announced changes in both e-visa & traditional visa fees. The fee for a traditional stamped Indian tourist and business visa for U.S. citizens is now $202.90 regardless of the visa validity. The fee for India tourist e-visas,...read more
The Embassy of Nigeria in Washington DC and the Nigerian Consulate in Atlanta now require all Nigeria visa applicants to appear in person to have their Bio metric data collected as part of the visa application process. This is regardless of the type of...read more
Let some adventure into your life. If you are lucky enough to be traveling to Rome, Italy this summer, here are six points of interest you should not miss. Visiting the sites at night greatly enhances the mystery and allure of these old world wonders....read more
A quick heads up for anyone getting ready to fill out a passport application; the U.S. Department of State Passport Agency rules for completing passport applications will be getting enforced more strictly, in particular on applications completed...read more
Starting January 22, 2018, residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will need a passport to board domestic flights as well as international. Currently none of these states...read more
The Passport book and Passport card are both proof of your citizenship and identity while traveling outside of the US. Currently, all citizens of the United States need a one or the other for international travel, even to neighboring countries...read more
Please be advised that the government of Turkey has suspended all visa services for U.S. citizens indefinitely at all of their diplomatic, embassy and consulate locations. This measure applies to sticker visas, border visas, and e-Visas to...read more
All State Department Passport Agencies as well as a majority of the Embassies & Consulates nationwide will be closed Monday, October 9th, 2017 in observance of Columbus Day. Please plan accordingly if you have any urgent passport or visa...read more
What is the REAL ID ACT? With all of the changes as of late with license and passport requirements, there seems to be a fair bit of confusion about what is allowed and when. The REAL ID ACT puts into play a federal directive which applies to...read more
Many Consulates and Embassies nationwide will be closed Thursday September 21st and Friday September 22nd in observance of the Jewish and Islamic New Year holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Muharram. Please plan accordingly if you have any urgent passport or...read more