Tourism Alliance Update – 17th March

  • Ukraine – Impacts on Visa Processing

With the need to prioritise visa processing for Ukrainians, the Home Office has announced that:

  • UKVI  has temporarily suspended priority and super priority services for new study, work, and family applications. Customers with standard applications in study, work, and family routes may experience some delays in the processing of their application.
  • Standard visitor visa applications are now taking an average of six weeks to process.

Further information is available on the following link
  • Covid Pass for Travel

The guidance on Covid Passes has been updated to say that children aged 5 and above can now have details of eligible COVID-19 vaccinations they have received overseas added to their NHS Record.
  • DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund

DCMS has published the guidance for the allocation of £4m of improvement funds by which museums and organisations with recognised collections can apply for £300,000 towards eligible capital projects. Bids should not exceed 75% of total eligible costs or be for works already in receipt of grants funded by either of the Fund partners